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What is radical politics today?


The Space of Democracy and the Democracy of Space
What is the nature of radical politics today? What is thought of as radical politics at this moment, what is not, and why? How should we describe its character? In order to explore these questions, the What is radical politics today? project is not concerned with what radical politics was in the past, or what it should be in the future. The project does not prescribe abstract theories of what radical politics could be, or lament history. It is instead concerned with the moment with documenting, cataloguing, analysing and understanding what the character of radical politics actually is now. Initiated and directed by Jonathan Pugh, and including fifty of the worlds leading commentators, the ongoing project is aiming to develop a sense and feeling about the present nature and character of radical politics. Video.

The What is radical politics today? debate held on 5th December 2008, between Will Hutton and Anthony Giddens, was part of this project (see video below.)

Others previously involved in the project include Tony Benn, Clare Short, Zygmunt Bauman, Nigel Thrift, Ed Soja, Peter Osborne, Jo Littler, Mary Mellor, Jenny Pickerill, Jim Martin, Gregor McLennan, JP Jones III, Sallie Marston, Keith Woodwood, AbdouMaliq Simone, Tariq Modood, Tahir Abbas, Alejandro Colas, Tom Bentley, Angana Chatterji, David Harvey, Carl Mitcham, Swapna Banerjee-Guha, Sheila Jasanoff, Michael Watts, Neal Lawson, Sian Glaessner, Neera Chandhoke, Nick Cohen, Saskia Sassen, Jason Toynbee, Paul Kingsnorth, David Featherstone, James Heartfield, David Boyle, Dora Apel, Catherine Fieschi, Peter Hallward, Christopher Fynsk, Hugh Silverman, Amir Saeed, Omar Al-Qattan, Terrell Carver, Daniele Albertazzi, Frank Furedi, David Oswell, Debora Halbert, David C Wood, Hilary Wainwright, Ken Worpole, Plane Stupid Press, Susie Orbach, Caspar Hewett and David Chandler.

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Will Hutton and Anthony Giddens in conversation with Jonathan Pugh, Part I introduced by Paul Younger, pro-vice chancellor, engagement, Newcastle University


Will Hutton and Anthony Giddens in conversation with Jonathan Pugh, Part II


Will Hutton and Anthony Giddens in conversation with Jonathan Pugh, Part III

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