Politics and Organisation After the Protest Decade

Book covers for Bevins/Nunes event

Event details

Wednesday 21 February 2024
The Diamond
This event is free of charge but please register


Politics and Organisation After the Protest Decade: Vincent Bevins and Rodrigo Nunes in Conversation

LOCATION: Lecture Theatre 6 (lower ground floor), The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD
WHEN: 6pm, Wednesday 21 February 2024 (with drinks reception from 7.30-8.30pm)

From 2010 to 2020, more people participated in protests than at any other point in human history. But we are not living in a world that is more just and democratic as a result. How did so many mass protests lead to the opposite of what they asked for? This is the question that Vincent Bevins, acclaimed journalist and author of The Jakarta Method, sets out to answer in his new book, If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution (Headline, 2023). Bevins will be joined by Rodrigo Nunes, an academic and political theorist, who will discuss his own role in events in Brazil in this period, and his subsequent books addressing political organisation and contemporary Brazilian politics: Neither Vertical nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization (Verso, 2021) and Do Transe à Vertigem: Ensaios sobre Bolsonarismo e um Mundo em Transição (Ubu, 2022; forthcoming with Verso, 2025, under the title The View from Brazil).

Bevins and Nunes will be in conversation with Molly Avery, Lecturer in the History of the Americas at the University of Sheffield and there will also be the opportunity for questions from the audience. The event will be followed by a drinks reception during which local bookshop La Biblioteka will be selling copies of both books.

This event is co-sponsored by the History Department and the University of Sheffield History Society.

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