International conference

Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:00 to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 15:00
Location: 
Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

The Rule of All: Democracy and Democratising Movements in Contemporary Global Society
International conference

MONDAY, MARCH 4
11.15
Registration
11.45-12.00
Welcome
12.00-13.30
Keynote
Peter Hallward
‘The Rule of Most: Masses, Mobilisations, Majorities’
13.30-14.00
Break
14.00-16.00
Panel 1: Spontaneity, Protest and Organisation
- Leon Kunz: Democracy in Taiwan’s 318 Movement
- Nora Schröder: From Civil to Civic: The Anti-TTIP-protests
and Europe’s Democratization from Bottom-up
- Natalia Buitron-Arias: Indigenous experiments with
democracy: being and resisting government in Ecuadorian
Amazonia
16.00-16.30
Break
16.30-18.30
Panel 2: Democratic Self-Organising
- Bahar Mahzari: Challenging Lebanese Politics-as-Usual One
Neighbourhood at a Time? The Role of Local Municipal
Platforms in Processes of Democratization
- Riccardo Buonanno & Maria Francesca de Tullio:
Commoning and Law as “Aesthetics” of New Democratic
Participatory Institutions. The Case of L’Asilo in Naples
- Olga Lafazani: City Plaza Squat: Challenging multiple
borders
18.30-20.00
Reception at the Danish Institute
20.30
Dinner at To Kafeneion, Epicharmou 1 (Plaka)
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
09.45-11.00
Panel 3: Ecology and Municipal Government
- Sunyana Ganguly: Civil Society and State Interactions on
environmental Policy in India
- Rachel Carvalho: Citizen Participation in municipal
environmental Management: A Proposal for Analysis to
strengthen incidence in Public Environmental Policies in Brazil
11.00-11.30
Break
11.30-13.30
Panel 4: Democracies and Parties
- Matthew Myers: Searching for the mass or majoritarian class
subject: Debating the left’s conception of democracy between the
long 1970s and post-2008 crisis in Britain, France, and Italy
- George Souvlis: Syriza: Decoding the Defeat
- Arbër Zaimi: Vetëvendosje: Independence and Social Justice
in Kosova
13.30-14.30
Lunch Break
14.30-16.30
Panel 5: Which Demos? Nation, Race and Decolonisation
- Dina Beatriz dos Santos: The Rise and Fall of a democratic
racial Pact in Brazil
- Jonas van Vossole: Demodiversity: Imaginations,
contradictions and re-articulations of Democracy in context of
crisis in Portugal
- Francisco Venes: Plurinationality in Ecuador: from a politics
of assimilation to a democratizing proj
16.30-17.00
Break
17.00-18.30
Keynote
Dilar Dirik
‘Democratizing Society, Politicizing Life:
Self-Determination Beyond the State in Kurdistan’
19.30
Dinner at Rozalía, Valtetsiou 59 (Exarchia)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
10.00-12.00
Panel 6: Whither Brazil?
- Fabrício Fernandes: Rearticulating Counter-Hegemony
under Post-Democratic Depoliticisation: A Contemporary
Analysis on the Brazilian Case
- Marcela Uchoa: Democracy, representativeness crisis and
hate speech: The institutionalization of the State of Exception
in Brazil
- Sergio Barbosa & Andressa Liegi: What’s the future of
Brazil after the 2018 election? New democratizing movements
emerging in civil society
12.00-13.00
Lunch Break
13.00-15.00
Panel 7: Resistance and Democratic Alternatives
- Konstantinos Poulis: What’s Wrong with Fake News?
Moralizing as a Weapon Against System Failures
- Maria Mercone: Tourism and Urban Space: Social
Movements in Naples and Southern Europe’s Transnational
Network against Touristification
- Alexandros Kioupkiolis: Counter-hegemony, the
Commons and New City Politics