Announcement

Hello RD friends!

Due to the various complications of conference planning, we were not able to pull off the Sixth Annual RD Conference in 2016 as originally planned, so we decided to push it back a bit to the spring of 2017. The CFP is now out, so please consider submitting something for this year's conference. We look forward to seeing all of you in New York City in May of 2017!

We want to thank everyone that came out for the 5th Annual Radical Democracy conference at The New School for Social Research. Once again, we had a great series of panels and discussions, as well as a great roundtable and keynote talk. If you missed something, the event videos can be watched either on our youtube channel, or the livestream archives. We are slowly adding higher quality versions of some of the main events to our YouTube channel, but all the events can be seen in the two livestream archived, all of which is posted under our Videos link the main menu (also here). As a special thank you, here's a solidarity photo which we took during the afternoon of one of the event to support the Maagdenhuis student occupations.

Maagdenhuis_Solidarity_2015We look forward to seeing all of you, and even more new folks, at the 6th Annual Radical Democracy Conference in 2016!

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.

 

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 and a radical democracy working group based here in New York.