My Blog

Democracy to Come was developed as a website to bring together my research in one place: to document all the things that I write about, all the things I explore through my research and all the things that inspire and make me happy. I hope that in sharing them through this blog they provoke others to think more about democracy, freedom at work and how popular culture shapes how we think about our working lives.

Pandemic & the Dignity of Furloughed Workers 

The pandemic was a challenging time to work through. For “key workers” it involved continuing as normal, albeit with an intensification of workload and complex rules and regulations creating confusion, frustration and added stress. For

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Moral Injury and Critical Care Nursing

Earlier this month I was invited to give a presentation to the Wolfson Institute for Health and Wellbeing at Durham University. The subject of the talk was research on moral injury of critical care nurses

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Paradoxes in Democratic Organizing

One major theme in my research is that whilst many individuals aspire to more democratic ways of working, achieving it in practice is an extremely difficult business. It is fraught with tensions that individuals and

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Black History Month Event 2020

One of the most rewarding parts of being an academic is getting the opportunity to regularly meet extremely interesting and intelligent people. I can’t think of another job where you would get to meet such

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