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About the Author
David Powell is a former journalist and prolific writer who has worked for Reuters and BBC Radio 4. His documentary Faces in a Crowd won a Grand Prix award at the Venice Film Festival.
Tom Hickey is Principal Lecturer in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Brighton. He teaches Aesthetics, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, and is Course leader of the MA in Cultural and Critical Theory. He is joint convenor of the biennial international conference Globalization and its Discontents. He is currently working on issues of cultural memory, political struggle and artistic representation for an international conference and exhibition in October 2007. He is a member of the NEC of the lectures union, the UCU.
Table of Contents
Michael Mansfield QC
Introduction: Indefinite Deferment - ‘Two Cheers for Democracy'
David Powell and Tom Hickey
1 Patience, Humility, Reticence - Hijacked Virtues
2 The English Civil War and the Putney Debates
3 Colonial Wars and Liberal Imperialism: a History of Parliamentary Failure
4 Chartism - a Movement Before its Time
5 Formation of Labourism
6 Labour and the New Social Order
7 A Protracted Arc: Sex, Gender and Sexuality - Emancipation and Liberation
8 The Long Revolution
9 Globalisation, Exclusion and the Future of Democracy
Notes on contributors