Lecturer in Politics , Loughborough University
Anarchism has emerged as the most prominent influence on recent social protests. From Cairo through Madrid to Wall Street, movements for social and political justice have adopted the anarchist repertoire of creative direct action and ultra-democratic organization. Why has anarchism risen to such prominence in the last decades? What opportunities and challenges are posed by its renewed popularity? And can grassroots movements effectively resist attempts to domesticate their anarchistic tendencies? Uri Gordon, author of several books and articles on contemporary anarchism, will reflect two decades of anarchist re-emergence and discuss its relevance and vitality.
Our speaker talks, uninterrupted for 20 minutes, to introduce his topic. During a break to get drinks, the Hat goes round. Then there is an hour’s chaired question and answer session. Cafe Sci is funded by the Hat (no sponsors). We suggest a contribution £5 (waged) or £2 - £3 (unwaged). Full details