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Workshop Democratic Theory with Sofia Näsström and David Owen

Thursday 8 June 2017
Plexus Student Centre
Kaiserstraat 25
2311 GN Leiden

Democratic Theory Workshop with Sofia Näsström and David Owen

The Institute for Philosophy is proud to host a workshop in Democratic Theory.  Sofia Näsström (Uppsala University) and David Owen (University of Southampton) will present some of their current work in progress. 
The workshop is open to all.


14:15-15:30 David Owen (Southampton), "Populus, Demos, and Self-Rule" 
Discussant: Gijs van Maanen (Leiden)

15:45-17:00 Sofia Näsström (Uppsala), "The People Trap" (a chapter from The Spirit of Democracy: Thinking Democracy beyond the Nation-State)
Discussant: Imke Maessen (Leiden)


About Sofia Näsström, Uppsala University

Sofia Näsström is Associate Professor at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. She works in the field of political theory, with particular focus on issues related to democracy, constituent power, the people, the right to have rights, representation, freedom and precarity. She is currently working on a monograph entitled The Spirit of Democracy: Thinking Democracy beyond the Nation-State.

About David Owen, University of Southampton

David Owen is Professor of Social & Political Philosophy within Social Sciences at the University of Southampton. He has published widely across three main research areas: Nietzsche and post-Kantian critical theory encompassing post-structuralism and the Frankfurt School); Problems of Political Community addressing issues of multiculturalism and migration; and Democratic Theory ranging from foundational to policy-relevant levels of analysis. His current research projects addresses the structure of agonist political theory and its relationship to perfectionism and realism, and the ethics and politics of migration and transnational citizenship.

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