Resource Nationalism - Democratising Fashion
The proposed Iran/India gas pipeline has become a new concern of foreign affairs. Dr Warwick Knowles, Senior Economist at Dunn & Bradstreet and author of a forthcoming paper entitled Politics of Pipeline Placement explains the rise of ‘Resource Nationalism’ and its policy implications for Western Democracies and their companies.
In the 1920s Marks and Spencer introduced styles and designs to the high street, bringing quality clothes to the masses. But can it be called fashion? Laurie Taylor is joined by Dr Rachel Worth author of a new study of the history of M&S fashion and cultural analyst Martin Raymond to discuss the unique history of Marks and Spencer’s clothing. Did the company democratise fashion or put an end to the original working class style? And how did it position itself to embody the values of Britain in the middle of the twentieth century?