Radical Democracy Conference 2013

Starting Date: 03-16-2013

New York, New York 10003
United States
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Third Annual Radical Democracy Conference

The New School for Social Research , New York City

March 16, 2013

Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013

Notification Date: January 25, 2013

Full Papers Deadline: February 25, 2013

The Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research is sponsoring a graduate student conference interrogating the concept, history, practices and implications of radical democracy. We strive to assess its legacy from ancient to contemporary radical democratic theory, as well as explore the work of theorists such as Abensour, Arendt, Badiou, Castoriadis, Laclau, Mouffe, Negri, Rancière, and Wolin. We invite you to submit abstracts on any theme pertaining to the history, meaning, development, application, or critique of the concept of radical democracy; we also encourage discussions about methodology and the study of radical democratic movements.

For individual paper proposals, please submit a one-page abstract (max. 300 words) that includes institutional affiliation, academic level and contact information. Complete panel proposals with up to four papers are strongly encouraged. Please submit your paper or panel abstracts by January 15, 2013 to radicaldemocracy@newschool.edu. You will receive a notification of our decision by January 25, 2013. Full conference papers are due by February 25, 2013.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
Indigenous democratic movements
Contemporary radical social struggles
Radical democracy and the 2012 elections
Promises, limits and critiques of the concept of radical democracy
Philosophical foundations of radical democracy
Engendering radical democracy: race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality
Technology and the mediums of radical democracy
Comparative approaches to democracy
Relationship of radical democracy and key concepts in political theory: anarchism and communism; neo-republicanism; direct democracy; state and nation; consensus and conflict; capitalism; imperialism; liberalism; dictatorship and tyranny; resistance and violence; revolution and reform.
Geographical Scope: National

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