Civil Disobedience Beyond the State
Am 30. und 31. Oktober 2014 fand am Philosophischen Institut der Universität von Amsterdam ein Workshop zum Thema ziviler Ungehorsam im Kontext von Globalisierung und Digitalisierung statt.
From the Civil Rights Movement to Occupy, civil disobedience is an essential part of the history and present of liberal democracies. At the same time, however, this form of protest has remained theoretically and politically contested. Currently, there are two central and interrelated phenomena that are triggering a significant transformation of civil disobedience: globalisation and digitalisation. Jointly, they raise new theoretical and political challenges that require a rethinking of civil disobedience beyond the state. With this workshop we aimed at contributing to this rethinking from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Jacob Appelbaum (Berlin)
- Hourya Bentouhami (Toulouse)
- Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick)
- James Ingram (Hamilton)
- Jeffrey Juris (Boston)
- Stefania Milan (Tilburg)
|Thursday, October 30|
|13:30||Welcome and Opening|
|14:00 – 16:00||Session 1: Civil Disobedience Beyond the State: Changes and Challenges|
Chair: Robin Celikates
Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick) and Hourya Bentouhami (Toulouse)
|16:00 – 16:30||Coffee Break|
|17:00 –19:00||Public Lecture: Revisiting Occupy: Social Media, Public Space and Emerging Forms of Civil Disobedience|
Speaker: Jeffrey Juris (Boston)
– The lecture will take place in Room F.001, Oudemanhuispoort, and will be followed by drinks for all (and dinner for invited speakers).
Register here for Jeffrey Juris Public Lecture.
|Friday, October 31|
|10:00 – 12:00||Session 2: Shifting Boundaries: Citizenship and Transnational Disobedience|
Chair: Annette Zimmermann
Speakers: Jeffrey Juris (Boston) and James Ingram (Hamilton)
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch Break (lunch for invited speakers)|
|13:30 – 15:30||Session 3: The Disobedient Network: Digital Forms of Civil Disobedience|
Chair: Theresa Züger
Speakers: Jacob Appelbaum (Berlin) and Stefania Milan (Tilburg)
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 17:00||Concluding Panel (followed by drinks for all and dinner for invited speakers)|
This workshop was organised with the financial support of the Amsterdam Center for Globalisation Studies, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford
Department of Philosophy, Faculteitskamer (Entrance at 141)
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