New Perspectives on Emancipatory & Radical Democratic Discourses

23rd25th September 2021
Bremen, Germany


The international symposium “Hegemony, Crisis, Intervention. New Perspectives on Emancipatory & Radical Democratic Discourses” critically engages with the work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, as the so-called Essex School of Discourse Analysis, and with the broader field of post-structuralist discourse theory. It challenges the distinction between political theory and practice and is aimed at exploring perspectives of emancipatory projects.

The following themes are central for the symposium:
(1) the relationship between radical democracy and
(2) re-evaluation of class as an analytical category for the discursive theory of hegemony,
(3) the plurality of emancipatory political practices.

The symposium was originally scheduled to be held from 7th to 9th October 2020, but it had to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. It is organised by members of the University of Bremen, the University of Greifswald and the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

The symposium is co-funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Verbund Norddeutscher Universitäten, the Manfred und Ursula Fluß-Stiftung, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, the University of Greifswald and the University of Bremen.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event is open to the public only in virtual form. If you would like to join us online, please send us a message. For the panel discussion on Friday, you can use this link without registration.

Link: Universität Bremen
Link: Universität Greifswald
Logo: Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Logo: Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Link: Verbund Norddeutscher Universitäten
Link: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Link: Universität Greifswald
Link: Universität Greifswald

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