MANCEPT 2019 - Solidarity and Democratic Theory Today

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: thomas.telios@unisg.ch; rhduford@gmail.com
Deadline: 15.05.2019
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Manchester, UK
Datum: 09.09.2019
Uhrzeit: 10:00 Uhr
Ende: 11.09.2019 20:00
Veranstaltende Institution: University of Manchester

As political instability moves throughout Europe, North and South America questions concerning the proper constitution of a (radical-)democratic society have arisen as urgent. These questions often take the form of how it is that we might develop both an open and a unified society. Concomitant with this are the development of various movements for greater legal protection for members of traditionally dominated groups. Solidarity comes to take a formative role in individual agents’ political lives as organized protest, strikes, and other forms of strategic action are executed in response to democratic decay. Solidarity is thus posed with a double task: to further the democratic project via the development of strong social bonds and via strategic action designed to undermine unjust, illegitimate, or dominative features of contemporary social and political life. From this perspective, the question the workshop scrutinizes is whether through solidarity can account for the normative and political resources to properly understand how people can maintain a democratic ethos when the formal institutions of democratic life are in disarray.

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