Independent Radical Publishing
Sun, 02 Oct 2022, 15:00 (BST)
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Wigtown Book Festival hosts a talk with Gerry Hassan to celebrate the publication of his latest book, Scotland Rising: The Case For Independance.
Academic and political commentator Gerry Hassan envisages a fresh argument for political autonomy, in his new book, Scotland Rising (Pluto Press, 2022), moving the debate on from the stale positions of the past. In this conversation he’ll address fundamental questions about this contentious debate, to help us better understand the nuances of the case for independence and its implications for the whole UK, including examining the constitutional framework, and examining questions about the role of government and democracy, the nature of the British state, society, and capitalism.
Gerry Hassan is Professor of Social Change at Glasgow Caledonian University and was previously Senior Research Fellow in contemporary Scottish history at Dundee University. He has written a number of books on Scottish politics, including A Better Nation, The Strange Death of Scottish Labour (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), Scotland the Bold (Freight Books, 2016) and Scotland After the Virus.
A systematic exploration of the arguments for Scottish independence from a sympathetic angle