Thom Workman on “The Politics of Occupy: State Hostility, Liberal
Populism and the Neoliberal Class Conjuncture” Which was held Tilley Hall room 207, at the University of New Brunswick
Thom Workman is Chair of Political Science at University of New Brunswick – Fredericton. His research interests include political and social thought, critical political discourses, Marxism and labour history. He is currently involved in research projects on the political and social thought of A.N. Whitehead, ancient Greek thought on war and empire, and imperialism and Canada. Thom teaches courses on literature and politics, alternative political communities, alienation, modern political theory, political leadership, and conflict studies.
He discusses three main Points: 1. What has been the response of the neoliberal elite
2. What is the “politics” of the occupy movement itself? 3. What accounts for the occupy movement?.
Facilitator, Tracy Glynn introduced Dr. Workman to a near capacity class room. Many questions where asked and commentaries made following the presentation.
Books by Thom Workman: