Covid Disaster in America and the World

by Craig Calhoun (Tempe, Arizona)

The disaster in America points to hard truths about Covid that matter everywhere. Covid strikes rich countries as well as poor, powerful as well as weak. Vulnerability that does not map neatly onto old divisions of developed from underdeveloped or imperialist from post-colonial. Its impact is shaped by pre-existing social conditions and it is uneven inside each country as well as internationally. Politics readily compromises response and sometimes all but completely derails it.

Issue #148 October – Utopia in Chaos

Utopia in Chaos Volume 148 Issue 1, October 2018 Articles: (Plebiscitary) leader democracy: The return of an illusion? Alan Scott There is a revival of notions of leader democracy (LD) and plebiscitary leader democracy (PLD) both at the level of politics (e.g. the rhetoric of strong leadership) and in academic debate. This paper focuses largely…

The Crisis of Democratic Politics – A Discussion with Marcel Gauchet

organised by the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy and in conjunction with Social Imaginaries All invited – no RSVP neccesary. 6.30pm, 27 January 2017 Graduate School of Business and Law lecture theatre, RMIT Building 13, Level 3, Room 9. 405 Russell St, Melbourne CBD Google Map of Building 13 https://mscp.org.au/events/the-crisis-of-democratic-politics-a-discussion-with-marcel-gauchet This event is part of…

Issue 134, June 2016

Democracy and Recognition   This issue aims to bridge some of the theoretical gaps by discussing the interconnections between recognition and democracy. This is done by, firstly, highlighting the fact that the relationship of these two concepts is not without its problems – there certainly is potential for pathological developments and deviations – and, secondly,…