New Forms of Political Organisation

Globally and locally we are witnessing the flourishing of new political organisations and ways of thinking and doing politics. On Tuesday 4 October speakers engaged in the radical left in Aotearoa will come together for a symposium exploring these developments. more

22 September 2016
22 September 2016

Speakers at this symposium will approach the question of political organisation in relation to three interrelated concerns. First, we are interested in scrutinising political organisations globally and locally which represent a new politics of the radical left. Second, we will analyse new ways of doing political organising, both parliamentary and extra-parliamentary, that have developed in the five years since Occupy. Third, we will connect these realities with new ways of thinking about political organisation and the challenges that these put to the state and the reign of capital.

Presentations will reflect a diversity of connections within the radical left in Aotearoa. While not shying away from difficult questions and inevitable disagreements, this day will provide an opportunity for speakers and participants to work together in building the world that is currently arising out of the ruins of the present.

The symposium will run 9.00am-5.00pm, Tuesday 4 October 2016, at the University of Auckland.

Attendance is free but space is limited so registration is necessary. To register please email Shannon Walsh:

The schedule of presentations can be downloaded here.

Abstract summaries of presentations can be downloaded here.

The symposium is hosted by the University of Auckland School of Social Sciences and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA).