Democracy and Resistance, Conference Giessen 18–20 June, 2012

Monday June 18, 14.00 – 20.15
Aula, University Main Building, Ludwigstraße 23, Giessen

Democracy in Crisis?

Democratic Alienation

Austerity Politics and Sacrificial Citizenship
Wendy Brown (University of California Berkeley)

The Politics of Speed and the Loss of Resonance: How Social Acceleration Causes Democratic Alienation
Hartmut Rosa (Schiller University Jena)

Resistance and the Crisis

Athens Revolting: Disobedience and Resistance in the Crisis
Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck University of London)

Crisis of Democracy in Europe
Hauke Brunkhorst (University of Flensburg)

Occupy Wall Street: Claiming Division
Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Tuesday June 19, 9.00