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Europe’s Migration Crisis? | 21st Century Challenges

On 22 March 2016, the RGS-IBG will hold the latest in its series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussions, considering the major environmental, social and economic challen…

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Imagining the State for Progressive Politics – workshop

IMAGINING THE STATE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICS

University of Kent, Canterbury 

From 3.00 pm 19 May – 4 pm 20 May 2016

Do states have a place within a transformative progressive politics and might the state need to be reimagined in order for them to have one? If states are conceptualised as unified, territorially bounded, sovereign apparatuses coordinating the national and international interests of socioeconomic elites, and depressing subaltern agendas, the capacity for states to advance social justice and equality may seem limited. But is it possible to conceptualise what it is to be a state differently; how much flexibility is there in the state’s reimagining? And what can reimagining do?

This two day workshop will include presentations and discussion based on pre-circulated short texts by an invited group of scholars. Other academics, graduate students and non-academic specialists are invited to attend and participate in the open discussion.  (more…)

Imagining the State for Progressive Politics – workshop

IMAGINING THE STATE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICS

University of Kent, Canterbury 

From 3.00 pm 19 May – 4 pm 20 May 2016

Do states have a place within a transformative progressive politics and might the state need to be reimagined in order for them to have one? If states are conceptualised as unified, territorially bounded, sovereign apparatuses coordinating the national and international interests of socioeconomic elites, and depressing subaltern agendas, the capacity for states to advance social justice and equality may seem limited. But is it possible to conceptualise what it is to be a state differently; how much flexibility is there in the state’s reimagining? And what can reimagining do?

This two day workshop will include presentations and discussion based on pre-circulated short texts by an invited group of scholars. Other academics, graduate students and non-academic specialists are invited to attend and participate in the open discussion.  (more…)