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Course

Workshop "The Portrayal of Politics"

Date
Friday 15 December 2017
Time
Location
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Room
01

Workshop “The Portrayal of Politics”

“Political representation” means not only the representation of the people by authorised agency, but also the portrayal of political authority (or power, the state, the body politic) to those subject to it. However, in current political theory, the latter sense of representation receives much less attention than the former. What is involved in the portrayal of politics? How can it be imagined? How should it be conceptualized? What forms of political action does it involve? And how does it bear on the legitimacy of political authority? This workshop brings together historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives on this topic.

The papers will be pre-circulated. All participants are asked to read the papers in advance, as there will be only a brief introduction for each paper (10 minutes), followed by a commentary (10-15 minutes) and discussion (35-40 minutes).

Attendance is free of charge, but please register in advance to book lunch and to receive the papers.
To register please contact Karineke Sombroek by 1st December at c.w.sombroek@phil.leidenuniv.nl

Program

9:30

Coffee/tea

10:00-11:00

Mónica Brito Vieira (York): “Re-imag(in)ing Leviathan”

Comment: Alessandro Mulieri (Leuven)

11:00-12:00

Thomas Fossen (Leiden): "Portraying Power: How do Representations of a Regime Figure in Judgments of Legitimacy?"

Comment: Liesbeth Schoonheim (Leuven)

12:00-13:15

Lunch

 

13:15-14:15

Paula Diehl (Berlin): “The Body between Institutional and Descriptive Representation”

Comment: Hans Lindahl (Tilburg)

14:15-15:15

Bert van Roermund (Tilburg): “What is Bodily About the Body Politic?”

Comment: Ferdinando Menga (Tübingen)

15:15-15:30

Coffee/tea

 

15:30-16:30

Samuel Hayat (Lille): “The Parliament, the Emperor and the Party: varieties of popular embodiment. Representation after the 1848 revolution in France”

Comment: Christopher Meckstroth (Cambridge)

16:30-17:30

Peter Niesen (Hamburg): “Transnational Movements and Narratives of Constituent Power”

Comment: Mathijs van de Sande (Nijmegen)

17:30

Drinks for all, followed by dinner for speakers and discussants

 

 

Convenors: Thomas Fossen, Bert van Roermund 

 

This workshop is funded by a Veni-grant from NWO, entitled “Critical moments: How do events affect how we should judge the legitimacy a regime?”

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