Athens Revolting

DANGEROUS IDEAS

Athens Revolting: Disobedience, Resistance, Right

(Professor Costas Douzinas, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities)

This talk is inspired by Professor Douzinas’s recent work on the crisis in Greece, and by his time in Athens during recent months. Professor Douzinas has been an outspoken critic of the Greek bailout, of the political elite in Greece which has signed up to the bailout, and of the extraordinary consequences of this deal for the lives of Greek citizens. Professor Douzinas is a highly influential scholar, whose work has been central to the rethinking of legal, political and philosophical ideas of justice and right.

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. His many books include Postmodern Jurisprudence (1991), Justice Miscarried: Ethics and Aesthetics in Law (1994) and the highly influential text of 2000 The End of Human Rights. In recent years Professor Douzinas has engaged in a critique of Just War scholarship, in relation to the recent ‘wars on terror’ and humanitarian interventions, publishing Human Rights and Empire: The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism in 2007.

6.30 pm, Tuesday 6th of March,

Room M 57, Grand Parade, CRD

Organised by CAPPE and the Critical Studies Research Group, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton


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