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July 2017


A decade of disruption: the incubation, emergence and future of a new politics from the left

WISERD public lecture by Hilary Wainwright

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 17:15–19:00

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor University
5:15-7pm including a networking reception

In this free public talk, Hilary Wainwright, Co-Editor ‘Red Pepper’ magazine, explores the idea that the current decade of disruption was fertilised by dissent in the 1960’s and 70’s leading to new understandings of  power and a new politics.

This new politics has its roots in the radicalism of earlier decades which saw challenges to authority and hierarchy and the emergence of alternative ways of organising in many different areas of life – from food and transport to democracy and gender relations. In Greece, Spain and the UK people have found new ways of engaging with the political system. Hilary Wainwright will open up a debate with the audience about the future of this new politics from the left.

Hilary Wainwright is a leading researcher and writer on the emergence of new forms of democratic accountability within political parties, movements and the state. She is a founding editor and now co-editor of Red Pepper, and has documented many examples of resurgent democratic movements from Brazil to Britain and the lessons they provide for progressive politics.

The talk is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks reception. To register for this event please visit: