Hilary Wainwright is Research Director of the New Politics Programme at the Transnational Institute and editor of Red Pepper, a popular British new left magazine. She is also an Honorary Fellow in Sociology at Manchester University, UK. Her books include Reclaim the State: Adventures in Popular Democracy (Verso/TNI, 2003) and Arguments for a New Left: Answering the Free Market Right (Blackwell, 1993). She has written for The Guardian, The Nation, New Statesman, Open Democracy, Carta, Il Manifesto and El Viejo Topo, as well as appearing as a commentator on BBC1, BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at the International Labour Studies Centre, University of Manchester; a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics, at Durham University and at the Open University, UK; Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Visiting Scholar at the Havens Center, Univesity of Wisconsin, Madison and at Todai University, Tokyo. Wainwright also founded the Popular Planning Unit of the Greater London Council during the Thatcher years, and was convenor of the new economics working group of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly from 1989 to 1994.