Alan Johnson (political theorist)
Johnson was an editor of the journals Democratiya and Engage Journal, the former of which he also helped found. He is a scholar of the labour movement in Iraq, and is a founding member of Labour Friends of Iraq.
A former Trotskyist researching Hal Draper, Johnson is co-author of the Euston Manifesto. Johnson was opposed to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Since 2003, he has worked with Abdullah Muhsin of the Iraqi Workers Federation. Arguing that the British state should be willing to "get its hands dirty," he proposed that the UK should withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, which he argued was obstructing the deportation of terrorism suspects. Critical of blanket labelling of advocats of military intervention against dictatorial regimes as neoconservatism in foreign policy, Johnson calls for a "proper consideration of the social democratic antitotalitarianism of Paul Berman, Václav Havel, Adam Michnik, Ladan Boroumand, Kanan Makiya, Azar Nafisi, Bernard Kouchner, Tony Blair, or Gordon Brown" and points out that "neo-conservatives" in the Democratic Party deserve "their share of the credit" for "undermining cynical and self-defeating 'realism' and embracing democracy-promotion."
- Global Politics After 9/11: The Democratiya Interviews, Foreign Policy Centre, 2007, editor, ISBN 1-905833-11-3
- Hadi Never Died: Hadi Saleh and the Iraqi Trade Unions, TUC Publications, 2006, co-authored with Abdullah Muhsin, ISBN 1-85006-761-9
- Leadership and social movements, Manchester University Press, 2001, co-authored with Colin Barker and Michael Lavalette, ISBN 978-0-7190-5902-5
- "Professor Alan Johnson". Edge Hill University. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- Johnson, Alan (2008-03-19). "Alan Johnson". Comment is Free (London: The Guardian).
- "Alan Johnson, Research and Publications Officer Officers". Labour Friends of Iraq. September 18, 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
- Johnson, Alan (2008-06-03). "Full profile". The Guardian (London).
- Johnson, Alan (2008-04-14). "Getting our hands dirty". The Guardian (London).
- Johnson, Alan (2008-01-15). "On neoconitis". The Guardian (London).
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