Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal? Critical political economy and Political Organisation

Thursday 26 May 

5pm (BST)/6pm (CEST)

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speakers:Rodrigo Nunes (Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

David J. Bailey (University of Birmingham)

Melany Cruz (University of Leicester)

Rodrigo Nunes will present some of the key themes of his recently published book,Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organisation (Verso, 2021), which represents a major intervention in the ongoing question of political organisation facing the left. 

This will be followed by reflections from David Bailey and Melany Cruz. 

Followed by an open discussion chaired by Phoebe Moore.

We are very pleased to have such excellent speakers join us.

Rodrigo Nunes is professor of modern and contemporary philosophy at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. He is the author of Organisation of the Organisationless. Collective Action After Networks (Mute, 2014) and Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organisation (Verso, 2021). His writing has appeared in publications such as Les Temps Modernes, Radical Philosophy, South Atlantic Quarterly, International Journal of Communication, Public Books, Viewpoint, as well as in media outlets like The Guardian and Jacobin. As an organiser and popular educator, he has been involved in several initiatives in Brazil and in Europe, such as the first editions of the World Social Forum and the Justice for Cleaners campaign.

David Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, and currently coordinator of the Critical Political Economy Research Network. He is a co-author of Beyond Defeat and Austerity: Disrupting (the Critical Political Economy of) Neoliberal Europe, published in the Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy, and has recently published peer-reviewed articles in Capital and Class, Globalizations, and the British Journal of Political Science.

Melany Cruz is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses on theories of violence and nonviolence, with a particular interest in resistance movements, feminism, and progressive politics in Latin America. She has published a series of articles on Chile’s social uprising and the newly elected progressive government in Tribune Magazine.

We look forward to seeing you there!