The late twentieth century and early twenty first century saw an expansion of global markets and technological development. Jack’s work argues that the globalisation of this period can be shown to be a threat to the ability of citizens to colegislate in the spaces in which they live. Using the Capability Approach, the research is an attempt to show the problem (diminished political autonomy) and also how we might approach a potential solution. This is especially important given the dramatic expansion of urban living seen in the twentieth, and early twenty first century.
Jack is Officer at Large on the executive council of the Human Development & Capabilities Association.