Welcome to the Radical Democracy website. We are a group of public intellectuals from around the world interested in exploring the concept of radical democracy in all its manifestations. Originally emerging out of a joint class held at Columbia University and The New School in New York City, our project has evolved into an annual conference, a radical democracy working group based here in New York, as well as plans for the first-ever Journal of Radical Democracy, which is currently in the works.
The Fourth Annual Radical Democracy Conference will be taking place at The New School for Social Research in New York City from March 14 and 15, 2014. Stay tuned for a schedule of the conference schedule and more details.
The Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Radical Democracy Conference – 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.