Gerry Hassan is a writer, commentator and academic on Scottish and UK politics, power, democracy and social change. He is Professor of Social Change at Glasgow Caledonian University and has written and edited over two dozen books on Scottish and UK politics, social change and imagining and creating different futures. His latest book is ‘Scotland Rising: The Case for Independence’ published by Pluto Press in September 2022. His writing can be found at: www.gerryhassan.com
Published in: Home: OpinionHow to escape the slow cancellation of the future
OPINION: The late critic Mark Fisher urged us to imagine alternatives to capitalist globalisation. It’s even more vital now
Published in: openDemocracyUK: Feature‘It’s not often you defeat Priti Patel’: Will Glasgow be a wake-up call?
Last week’s events on Kenmure Street raised questions about who makes the rules in Scotland, in whose interests, and...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionThe UK is increasingly run by corporate insiders. And Scotland is, too
From a new biography of the prime minister to an interview with the man behind the SNP’s independence plans,...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionBoth Tory and Labour stories about Britain are broken. So what do we do in this election?
Whatever happens in this election, it won’t in itself answer the looming questions ahead about the UK – and each of...
Published in: openDemocracyUKJohnson’s Brexit is inspired by Blair, Eden and Chamberlain - not Churchill
Surrounded by yes-men, cronies and dubious advisors, Johnson is trashing standards in public life and traditional...
Published in: openDemocracyUKWhy are the SNP’s politics so cautious and can they really change?
Five years after the indyref and three years after the Brexit vote Scottish politics feels full of pent up...