[SydPhil] Philosophy At Western Sydney Seminar: Kalyvas

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2016 Research Seminars

A Radical Theory of Democracy

Date and Time: Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Location: Bankstown Campus, Building 3, Meeting Room 3.G. 54

Andreas Kalyvas

The talk offers a set of preliminary reflections on a radical theory of democracy with a double task: first, to articulate a democratic critique of political modernity and, second, to address the postcolonial objection to eurocentrism. To carry out these two objectives, it posits the constituent power as the radical truth of popular sovereignty that is juxtaposed to the statocentric and colonial imaginary of modern politics.

Andreas Kalyvas is an Associate Professor of Politics and Chair at The New School for Social Research in New York and co-editor of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory. He is the author of Democracy and The Politics of the Extraordinary (Cambridge UP 2008) and the co-author of Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns (Cambridge UP, 2008).  He is currently completing a book manuscript on dictatorship, republicanism, and democracy.
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