We live in a time where people crave change. Galling inequality, environmental destruction, and the erosion of our democratic rights and freedoms call for a new kind of politics – a politics of participation where people can come together and take part in the development of policies which influence them. The question everyone is asking is “how can this be done”.
The Radical Think Tank aims to create a collective of researchers, activists and community organisers. It will research into grassroots campaigns (both past and present) in order to discover effective mechanisms to achieve this bottom up transformative political change. More generally it will research practical strategies and processes to create radical political participation.
The Radical Think Tank is an organisation that intends to be embedded in the communities in which it operates. We are a think and do tank. This means our intention is not simply to publish papers, but rather to popularise this effective knowledge and bring it to the heart of grassroots campaigning. We are already working with a number of campaigns across London to bring about more effective political organisation and strategy and to empower them to democratically develop approaches which best enable them to achieve their aims