Politics in 60 seconds. Utopia
Dr Lucy Sargisson defines a political concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on Utopia as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Lucy Sargisson, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Lucy Sargisson is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. She is an active member of the profession, serving on the Steering Group of the Utopian Studies Society, and the Steering Group of the Political Studies Association's 'Politics of Property' Specialist Group. She is a member of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at Nottingham, and of CONCEPT, Nottingham's new Political Theory Centre. Dr Lucy Sargisson is involved in two long-term projects, all of which involve the study of utopias and utopianism. The first is a book project 'Fools' Gold? Utopia in the Twenty-First Century' (for Palgrave Macmillan), where she considers a number of different aspects of utopian thought and activity in our time, as manifested in architecture, theory, fiction and social experimentation. The book addresses such themes as religious fundamentalism, the environment, poverty and politics. The second is a long-term research project on property and utopian alternatives to private property.