We are delighted to confirm that Hilary Wainwright, Co-Editor “Red Pepper” has agreed to give a free public talk “A decade of disruption: the incubation, emergence and future of a new politics from the left” at 5:15pm, Wednesday 5 July, Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor University. For more information and to register to attend this talk please register here
Hilary Wainwright is a leading researcher and writer on the emergence of new forms of democratic accountability within parties, movements and the state. She is the founding editor and now co-editor of Red Pepper, a popular British new left magazine, and has documented many examples of resurgent democratic movements from Brazil to Britain and the lessons they provide for progressive politics.
She is a fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI), Senior Research Associate at the International Centre for Participation Studies at the Department for Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK and Senior Research Associate at International Centre for Participation Studies', Bradford University. She has also been a visiting Professor and Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles; Havens Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Todai University, Tokyo.
Her books include Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Verso/TNI, 2003) and Arguments for a New Left: Answering the Free Market Right (Blackwell, 1993). Hilary has written for The Guardian, The Nation, New Statesman, Open Democracy, Carta, Il Manifesto and El Viejo Topo, as well as appearing as a commentator on BBC1, BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
Wainwright founded the Popular Planning Unit of the Greater London Council during the Thatcher years, and was convenor of the new economics working group of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly from 1989 to 1994.