One-day workshop at the University of Amsterdam. Co-organized by Robin Celikates (Amsterdam), Bernard Harcourt (New York) and Daniele Lorenzini (Paris) co-sponsored by the Transformations of Civil Disobedience Project at the University of Amsterdam and the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought

From the Civil Rights Movement via Occupy and Black Lives Matter to the recent anti-Trump protests and refugee activism, disobedience is an essential part of our history and present. At the same time, however, disobedience has remained theoretically and politically contested. In light of the increasingly global reach of economic, social, and political interactions and problems, the focus of disobedience has also started to shift, leading to increasingly transnational forms of activism that do not fit the established state-centered model and challenge dominant views on the definition, justification, and role of disobedience. At the same time, digitalization and the rise of the ‘expository society’ create new challenges for the organization and dynamic of disobedience, raising conceptual and political issues that cannot be addressed by the dominant offline-¬centered conceptual frameworks.  At this workshop, a diverse group of political and legal theorists, philosophers, and social scientists will address these challenges and rethink the category of disobedience (civil or otherwise).


Hourya Bentouhami (Toulouse), Gabriella Coleman (Montreal), Zeynep Gambetti (Istanbul), Geoffroy de Lagasnerie (Paris), Raffaele Laudani (Bologna), Sandra Laugier (Paris), and Albert Ogien (Paris).

Participation is free, but seats are limited. For registration please email r.celikates@uva.nl

Published by  ASCA