Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics


2018-19 | Social Movements and Radical Politics

UK Ties with the Gulf Arab Monarchies. Time for a change? 

David Wearing, Royal Holloway, University of London 12th March 2019 The UK’s ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab monarchies are under the spotlight as never before. The war in Yemen has become a humanitarian catastrophe, and the disappearance… Continue Reading →

Coloniality, Human Rights and the Gendered Politics of Protest in a State of Exception

Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics 26th February 2019 What difference does a politics of location make to understandings of intersectionality, bare life and the politics of rights and human rights? The political activism of women in one of India’s… Continue Reading →

From Resilience to Resistance Police: Use of Force and Riot Control Cultures

Anna Feigenbaum, Bournemouth University 29 January 2019 Over the past 100 years since its wartime development, tear gas has been deployed to disperse demonstrations, quell rioters, scatter protesters, and breakup political assemblies. Looking at examples from protests over these past 100… Continue Reading →

Exploring the Global Politics of Pride. LGBTQ+ Activism, Assimilation and Resistance

Daniel Conway, University of Westminster 15th January 2019 Gay Pride (more commonly referred to as Pride) originated in the United States as a specific festival, season of public events and site of protest aiming to celebrate and affirm the LGBTQ+… Continue Reading →

Radical Subjects in International Politics

Ruth Kinna, Loughborough University and Maria Rovisco, Leicester University 4 December 2018 Colleagues and friends of CAPPE are invited to a celebration of the book series Radical Subjects In International Politics published by Rowman & Littlefield International in partnership with… Continue Reading →

“Take Me To Your Leader”: Radical Democracy, Prefigurative Politics, and the Question of Leadership.

Mathijs van der Sande, Radboud University 20 November 2018 From Occupy Wall Street and the Spanish Indignados in 2011 to the Gezi Park protests in 2013, and from Black Lives Matter to Nuit Debout: in the past years the world… Continue Reading →

Resisting The ‘Populist Hype’: A Feminist Critique

Bice Maiguascha, University of Exeter 13th November 2018 My paper explores the meteoric rise of the concept of populism and its now widespread circulation in academic, media and political circles and suggests that it should give feminists cause for alarm… Continue Reading →

The Problem of Protest in Political Economy: Anti-austerity and Contemporary Capitalism

David Bailey, University of Birmingham 23 October 2018 The political economy literature has tended to underplay the role of anti-austerity protest in understanding contemporary capitalism. When anti-austerity protest is considered it is often depicted as either a dependent or an… Continue Reading →

Sublime Algorithms and the Ecological Gaze: A Journey into the Communicative Hybridity of Contemporary Activism

Emiliano Treré, Cardiff University 9th October 2018 Based on Hybrid Media Activism: Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms, my forthcoming book with Routledge, this talk is a journey into the complexities, ambiguities and shortcomings of contemporary digital activism. In the first section, the… Continue Reading →

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