16 February 2016, 18:00 - 20:00, Aston Business School
This event will be held in the Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre and doors open 5.45pm
A political discussion on progressive and Green politics in Britain today based on the independent think tank Green House’s new e-book, Green Politics and the Left.
‘Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best’ said the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. For Greens today, politics has to be more than ‘the next best’. Clearly, political goals have to be attainable but what is often considered attainable has for the last thirty years certainly not been either of the best or even the next best.
The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party - a Labour leader ‘without historical precedent’ - offers a challenge to all those political groups, organizations and parties that oppose continuing inequality, climate change and the dominance of ‘Capital’. For Greens he offers a special opportunity - an opportunity to articulate and promote a progressive politics that is distinctly different from that of the Labour Party and one which is more suited to successfully addressing the complex and interconnected problems of a 21st century post capitalist future.
Green Politics and the Left explores the new dynamics of Ecologism, Socialism, Democracy and Republicanism. Not everyone will agree with the authors here but democracy, and especially a Green democracy, is about deliberation, participation and informed debate. Let the debate begin.