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Peter Bloom

Peter Bloom

Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of People and Organisation, The Open University

I am a lecturer in the Department of People and Organisations at the Open University. My primary research interest centre reconceptualising power, resistance and ideology – specifically in the contemporary context of capitalism. In 2009, I was awarded a doctorate in Ideology and Discourse Analysis at University of Essex for my thesis, Creating the “Chinese Market”: The CCP and the Discursive Construction of an Authoritarian Capitalism through a Maoist Governing Paradigm, 2002-2008, which was funded through the Overseas Research Awards scheme. Since this time I have amassed a growing international publishing record in the fields of organizational studies and social theory. My work has been published in Theory and Event, Journal of Political Ideologies, Journal of Political Power, Research on the Sociology of Organization, Culture and Organizations, Ephemera, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization and International Journal of Žižek Studies among others. I am currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press.

For more details you can visit my academia.edu page at
https://open.academia.edu/PeterBloom

Apple and Ireland are betting on 'Nation Inc' and a world of shareholder citizens

Sep 06, 2016 09:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

When the European Union decided to fine Apple 13.5 billion for tax evasion in Ireland last week, it didnt take long for the Irish government to join with Apple to announce it would appeal the ruling. The alignment...

Is the productivity drive hurting employers as well as employees?

Jun 23, 2016 08:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Productivity is supposedly at the heart of any successful enterprise. We are told that we are in a global race to grab our share of the 21st century marketplace. Countries, nations and even individuals all must constantly...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries tad down ahead of 7-year auction, FOMC policy meeting

The U.S. Treasuries traded tad down during Tuesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 7-year auction, scheduled to be held today by 18:00GMT. However, of utmost importance will be the Federal Reserves monetary policy...

UK gilts flat ahead of BoE monetary policy meeting, Governor Carney’s speech

The United Kingdoms gilts remained flat during European trading hours Tuesday ahead of the Bank of Englands (BoE) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on January 30 by 12:00GMT, followed by Governor Mark Carneys...

German bunds tad higher ahead of January unemployment change, Eurozone CPI

The German bunds remained tad higher during European trading session Tuesday ahead of the countrys unemployment change for the month of January and eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the similar period, scheduled...

USD/CNH likely to stay elevated and rally through 7.00 before long, says Scotiabank

The USD/CNH currency pair is expected to stay elevated and rally through 7.00 before long, with the overall situation will likely start to get better from April or May when air temperature rises, according to the latest...

Australian 10-year bond yield plunges to over 3-month low amid rise in Coronavirus casualties

The Australian 10-year bond yield plunged to over 3-month low during Asian session Tuesday as investors remained risk-averse amid the increase in the number of casualties from Coronavirus as well as the number of countries...

Politics

Barack Obama called Donald Trump a 'fascist' back in 2016

Barack Obama doesnt usually resort to calling his opponents names. However, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia claims that the former president actually called Donald Trump a fascist during a telephone conversation they had during...

Michelle Obama wins a Grammy Award for ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama, the wife of the former U.S. President Barack Obama, has a lot of accomplishments to be proud of. She is a bestselling author, a former First Lady of the U.S. and, most recently, is now a Grammy winner as...

Donald Trump humiliated: POTUS faces backlash after his tweet about Kobe Bryant's death

The world was shocked today at the news of the sudden and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Among those who expressed their condolences was United States President Donald Trump. Politicalflare reports that the...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS calls Mike Bloomberg a 'terrible speaker' after absence at Democratic debate

Even while faced with impeachment charges, Donald Trump still finds the time to slam other people. Most recently, the President slammed former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg for being a terrible speaker. Last week was...

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS boasts about getting 'Einstein visa' for being a successful model

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Science

Taal volcano update: ESA reveals the bright red crater seen within the volcano in new satellite image

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Asteroids: Extinction event-level asteroid to hit Earth possible, says NASA

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Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ release is here, find the time it unlocks and system requirements needed

The Warcraft 3: Reforged release date is finally here. But for players with older gaming rigs, now is probably the right time to check the games system requirements one last time. When Warcraft 3: Reforged...

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Apple iPad Pro 2020: There might be two versions of the iPad Pro this year

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‘Skull and Bones’ gameplay: Customize ships and deceive enemies to conduct ambushes

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‘Total War: Warhammer 3’ update: Ogre Kingdom, Chaos Daemons, and Chaos Dwarfs will be playable factions

The upcoming Total War: Warhammer 3 is one of the most anticipated titles for fans of strategy games. Heres whats known about the upcoming strategy title. Will there be a Total War: Warhammer 3? This is a common...
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