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Rebels and Radicals

with Jamie Bartlett, Douglas Carswell and Claudia Chwalisz

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Sat 27 May 2017

Rebels and Radicals

with Jamie Bartlett, Douglas Carswell and Claudia Chwalisz

claudia-chwalisz
Sat 27 May 2017,

2016 was a year of rebellion and radicals. The Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in America is creating major political change. And there’s likely more to come with elections in France, Germany, Holland and Italy as well as the possibility of a new referendum in Scotland. Where is this push for change coming from and what might happen in the future? What are the opportunities in this period of radicalism and rebellion?

Jamie Bartlett (Demos), author of the forthcoming Radicals – an exploration of the individuals, groups and movements rejecting the way we live now, and attempting to find alternatives – argues that radicals are not only the symptoms of a deep unrest with the world today, but might also provide the most plausible models for our future. Douglas Carswell MP has been elected four times to parliament. After being one of the key people involved in the leave campaign he now argues in Rebel for a radical reform of politics and capitalism to free democracy from the cartels of big banks, big government and big corporate interests. Claudia Chwalisz (Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics), an expert on democratic innovations, deliberative democracy and populism and author of The People’s Verdict: Adding Informed Citizen Voices to Public Decision-Making, looks at people’s views and how to involve citizens better in decision-making. Journalist John Harris chairs. He’s been exploring Britain and America with his Guardian ‘Anywhere but Westminster’ series for over three years finding a fracturing UK, lack of trust in mainstream politicians and the crumbling of two-party politics.

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