2013 Conference

Third Annual Radical Democracy Conference

The New School for Social Research
, New York City

March 16, 2013

We are excited to announce that William Connolly will be the featured keynote speaker for this year’s radical democracy conference. Professor Connolly is known for his work on democracy and pluralism, and he is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Terms of Political DiscourseWhy I Am Not a Secularist, and A World of Becoming.
The Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research is sponsoring this 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.

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