Marxist political and educational activist. He is Research Professor in Education at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, England, and also Visiting Professor at the University of Limerick, Ireland, the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens, Greece, at Middlesex University, London. He was an elected Labour Party councillor for East Sussex and Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s, and contested in national and European elections.