Hilary argues that a viable alternative to austerity and neoliberalism requires a new politics for the left that comes from the bottom up, based on participatory democracy and the everyday knowledge and creativity of each individual. Political leadership should be about facilitation and partnership, not expert domination or paternalistic rule.
This podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King.
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Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images