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Anti-Politics

Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Arumugam 1.1

Around the world, established democracies are being disrupted by populism. Anti-politicians are taking office. The public is thoroughly depoliticised. Yet at the same time, politics seems more ubiquitous than ever before.

This event will analyse the dramatic and paradoxical phenomenon of anti-politics.

What is distinctively new about the current political crisis? Are attacks on traditional structures and institutions fundamentally about identity, or economics; or are they a symptom of something much broader – an ‘end of history’ epochal turn? Is populism anti-political or intensely political? Is anti-politics opposed to politics per se or just its current form? And if representative democracy is crumbling, should it be repaired, or replaced? 

Contact name: 
Eliane Glaser
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Audience: 
Open to all