Democracy Rising World Conference 2015
10.15am Thu 16 Jul 2015
Hosted by the Global Centre of Advanced Studies and the School of Economics and Political Science, University of Athens, Greece, 16 -19 July 2015. INFO: https://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/event/democracy-rising-world-conference-2015/
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Democracy Rising World Conference 2015 Hosted by the Global Centre of Advanced Studies and the School of Economics and Political Science, University of Athens, Greece, 16 -19 July 2015. INFO: https://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/event/democracy-rising-world-conference-2015/
Margaret Thatcherâ€™s slogan, â€œThere is no alternative,â€ was a declaration of war that installed the horrors of neoliberal policies that have eroded and systematically undermined democratic and public-based projects for more than 30 years. The global financial crisis of 2008 exposed these neoliberal policies that have paved the way for the rise of an untouchable oligarchical class whose top 80 members now possess more wealth than the bottom half of the worldâ€™s population. It is now abundantly clear that neoliberalism has accelerated radical inequality and at the same time forced the world to conform to their unquestionable, anti-democratic policies, lest even greater disasters befall us. Faced with no alternative, on their terms, in 2011 a new series of insurrections began to emerge from the Occupy movement to Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, to Spain, Ireland, and Greece. The recent historic victory of Syriza brings forth the message that citizens must decide their own future, and thus the reassertion of the primacy of politics takes place again in the world. In the wake of Syrizaâ€™s victory and the hope it articulates for the world, we propose a conference with academics and activists from the birthplace of democracy, Athens, Greece. The purpose of the conference is to bring together intellectuals and activists to think through and propose strategic alternatives for democracy and its future.
Thematics: Feminist Struggles Under Capitalism Space and Capital Class Struggles in Latin America Struggles for the Commons Incarceration, Capitalism, and Race The Precarious and the Precariat Ecosocialism, Global Justice, and Climate Change Marxist Histories and Theories Capitalist Crisis: Theories and Experiences Neoliberalism and Austerity Measures Philosophy and Political Struggles The Global Debt Crisis Capitalism & Education Democracy & Activism European Union & the Euro-Zone The Rise of Fascism in Europe Neoliberalism and Globalization Uniting the Workers with the Intelligentsia The Hope of Left Governance The Rise of Podemos in Spain Organizing Locally & Globally Inequality & Democracy
Outcome: The Editors of the Insurrections Series at Columbia University Press have agreed to consider supporting the proceedings for publication. Some papers will also be considered for GCASâ€™s new Journal via the GCAS Press as well as for Knowledge Cultures Journal.
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Starts at: 10.15am Thu 16 Jul 2015
Speakers: Creston C Davis, Maria Nikolakaki, Gabriel Sakellaridis, Paul Mason, Tariq Ali, Helena Sheehan, Dimitris Papanikolopoulos, Steve Panageotou, Astra Taylor, Leonidas Vatikiotis, Oleg Zhuravlev, Joss Hands, Eugenia Siapera, Heike Schaumberg, Mathias Hein Jessen, Lukas Oberndorfer, Orango Quango, Josep Maria Antentas, Juan Domingo SÃ¡nchez Estop, Luke Stobart, Goran Markovic, Olga Balaoura, Giorgos Vele, Margarita Tsomou, Hannah Elsisi, Iraklis Mavridis, Kostas Gousis, Dimitris Poulios, Maria Sakellari, Stathis Kouvelakis, Stathis Gourgouris, Sandor Needleman, Emma Goldman, Ronan Burtenshaw, Kitty Holland, SinÃ©ad Kennedy, Anne Mulhall, Caoimhe Butterly, Spyros Marchetos, Marios Emmanouilidis, Î”Î·Î¼Î¿ÏƒÎ¸ÎÎ½Î·Ï‚ Î Î±Ï€Î±Î´Î¬Ï„Î¿Ï‚, Fotini Vaki, Vangelis Lagos, Jodi Dean, Bruno Bosteels, Rory Hearne, Paul Murphy, Aamir Mufti, Gary Zabel, Azfar Hussain, Raquel Varela, Igor Stiks, Konstantina Georganta, Sigrid , Katerina Anastasiou, Nikos Evangelos, Mariya Ivancheva, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Angeliki Spiropoulou, Gal Kirn, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Jerome Roos, Christakis Georgiou, Yuliya Yurchenko, Athina Karatzogianni, Aimilia Voulvouli, Ceylan BegÃ¼m YÄ±ldÄ±z, Eoin Ã“ Broin, Aris Chatzistefanou, Janell Watson, Babis Kouroundis, Tijana OkiÄ‡, Julia Rone, Kostas Fourikos, Yianni Kotsornithis, Despina Lalaki, Alex Politaki, Bue RÃ¼bner Hansen, Francesca Coin, Lee Salter, Michael Chanan, Manos Avgeridis, Stelios Foteinopoulos, George Giannakopoulos, Chris Giov, Loukia Kotronaki, Nantina Vgontza, Stella Christou, Maria-Christina Vogli, Lola SÃ¡nchez, Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Vassilis Tsianos, Paolo Gerbaudo, Xavier Lafrance, George Pleios, Theodore Koulouris, Theodoros Karyotis, Giorgio Stamboulis, Giovanni Paglia, Gabriella Paolucci, Guillem Vidal, Michael Theodosiadis, Antonis Broumas, Mislav Zitko, Dimitri Lascaris, Sharmini Peries, Sandro Mezzadra, Andreas Karitzis, Evgenia Mylonaki, Mark Bergfeld, Anastasia Kavada, Michael Youlton, Roger Cole, Nasos Iliopoulos, Î§ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÏ†Î¿ÏÎ¿Ï‚ Î’ÎµÏÎ½Î±ÏÎ´Î¬ÎºÎ·Ï‚, Loudovikos Kotsonopoulos, Marina Prentoulis, Catarina PrÃncipe, Ksenija Berk, Stratos Georgoulas, Peter Nikolaus Funke, Emiliano TrerÃ©, Lorenzo Zamponi, Stefania Milan, Carlos Delclos, Griselda Qosja, Natalia Savelyeva, Modestos Siotos, Andreja Zivkovic, Raluca Aba, Tasos Koronakis, Eirini Gaitanou, Giovanni Tusa, Akis Gavriilidis, Michalis Bartsides, Christos Nasiopoulos, Federico Tomasello, Gigi Argyropoulou, Hypatia Vourloumis, Matt Myers, Ilias Sioutas, Katerina Skargioti, Sissy Petrakou, Rosa Vasilaki, Jristos Boukalas, Kenneth Surin, Julie Reshe, Lisa Mckenzie, Heath Cabot, Ola Morris Innset, John-Erik Hansson, Amigo Toast, Peter Bratsis, Neni Panourgia, Hilary Wainwright, Ana MÃ©ndez de AndÃ©s, Marilena Zaroulia, Marissia Fragkou, Maia Barkaia,
Venue: Centre of Theoretical Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Solonos 57, Athina 106 79, Greece 106 79
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