Monday, 9 March 2015

Greece and the future of Europe: Resistance, Solidarity and the Promise of Democratic Socialism with Costas Douzinas


with Costas Douzinas

Room 4, Mill Lane Lecture Theatre, Cambridge
Tuesday, 10 March, 2015 @ 5-7PM

The recent election of the first ever Radical Left government in Greece was the culmination of a long period of resistance to neoliberal capitalism and bio-political governance. New forms, subjects and strategies of resistance have developed all over the world since 2010 and Syriza’s election was the first victory for the Left in our ‘age of resistance’. This talk will discuss the historical character of the Syriza victory and the prospects of democratic socialism in the 21st century’.

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London. Douzinas has published extensively in legal theory, public law, human rights, moral and political philosophy, critical theory and aesthetics. His books includePostmodern Jurisprudence, Justice Miscarried, The Legality of the Contingent, Nomos and Aesthetics, Law and the Image, The End of Human Rights, Critical Jurisprudence; Adieu Derrida; Human Rights and Empire, The Idea of Communism, Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis, The Meanings of Rights. His work has been translated in 14 languages.
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Organised by Cambridge Defend Education (CDE), the aim of these talks is to integrate contemporary radical theory with political practice and activism. Each talk will consist of a presentation followed by an open-ended Q&A session (and a trip to the pub).

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