Radical Reading: Provocation from Pluto – The Violence of Austerity


Why is a criminologist editing a book about austerity? Vickie Cooper argues that the public sector cuts known as austerity deliberately target already disenfranchised groups and are a form of systematic violence – leading to hunger, repossession, destitution and worse.

Dr Vickie Cooper is a lecturer in criminology and co-director of Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative at the Open University.

Vickie Cooper