Why One Nation Labour needs a connected society
- 27th November 2012, 04:30PM
This seminar continues a series that the Labour Policy Review have been running on questions of identity, belonging and nation over the last eighteen months. At the heart of One Nation Labour is the idea of 'the people' which expresses the relation between the individual citizen and the nation as a whole.
Professor Danielle Allen will argue that we should conceive this relation not through ethnic identity or by enforcing sameness but by means of the idea of a 'connected society.' Professor Allen will address the questions of what is a connected society, why Labour should want it and how we can get it.
Professor Danielle Allen of Princeton University is a political theorist and has written extensively on community organizing, local democracy, citizenship and identity. Responses will be given by Ruth Smeeth, Deputy Director, Hope not Hate; and Jess Steele, Innovation Director, Locality. The seminar will be chaired by Jon Cruddas MP, Labour Party Policy Review Co-ordinator.
This event will be held on Tuesday 27 November from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, at a Westminster venue. For more information and to register to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 02073676331 with any access queries.