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Beyond Liberalism? Political Theories of Republicanism and Democracy

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  • Tue 14 Nov 2017 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-11-14 11:00 2017-11-14 13:00 Europe/Paris Beyond Liberalism? Political Theories of Republicanism and Democracy

Today, when we think of citizenship, we think about individualism, rights, freedom as non-interference, and the state as the neutral protector of individual autonomy. That is, we think about citizenship through the prism of contemporary liberalism. These ideas were not always so widely accepted. Liberalism was once the language of radicals fighting for emancipation against entrenched power and deep-rooted philosophical and ideological systems. The genealogy of liberalism tracks a series of intellectual disputes, political crises, internal criticism, conceptual appropriations, rhetorical intensifications, problem solving, and institutional innovations. It was these battles—philosophical and political—that motivated liberalism.

Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

Today, when we think of citizenship, we think about individualism, rights, freedom as non-interference, and the state as the neutral protector of individual autonomy. That is, we think about citizenship through the prism of contemporary liberalism. These ideas were not always so widely accepted. Liberalism was once the language of radicals fighting for emancipation against entrenched power and deep-rooted philosophical and ideological systems. The genealogy of liberalism tracks a series of intellectual disputes, political crises, internal criticism, conceptual appropriations, rhetorical intensifications, problem solving, and institutional innovations. It was these battles—philosophical and political—that motivated liberalism.


Location:
Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Rainer Bauböck (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Contact:
Monika Rzemieniecka (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

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