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FRIAS Junior Researcher Conference - Transformations of the Political.

Radical Democratic Theory for the 2020s
When Oct 20, 2022 02:00 PM to
Oct 22, 2022 06:00 PM
Where FRIAS seminar room
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Transformations of the Political. Radical Democratic Theory for the 2020s

The conference aims at the critical revision of theories of the political and a re-actualization of radical democratic approaches for the 2020s. Right-wing populism and authoritarianism, cleavages over “identity politics”, the digitalization of public debate, and the power of conspiracy theories are leading to processes of profound social, cultural, and political transformation in liberal democracies. For understanding these transformations, the “theories of the political” and the related concept of “radical democracy” are particularly suitable, as they analyze the fundamental fragility of the liberal order. In view of escalating conflicts, however, it has become questionable whether the radical democratic call for a disruption of the liberal order is the right response to the transformations described above. The conference addresses four thematic fields: 1. Revision of the Basic Concepts; 2. Normativity, Institutions, Law; 3. New Political Movements and Identity Politics; 4. Digital Transformations of the Public Sphere.


Venue

FRIAS, Albertstr. 19,  79104 Freiburg


Program & Poster


Registration

Bitte melden Sie sich über die Online Anmeldung bis zum 12. Oktober 2022 an.


Conference Contact Information


Organization

  • Dr. Karsten Schubert (University of Freiburg)
  • Georg Spoo (University of Freiburg)
  • Dr. Lucas von Ramin (Technical University of Dresden)
  • Dr. Vincent Gengnagel (University of Flensburg)