Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics


Contemporary populist politics

Rigorous intervention in the public arena aims to extend the practice of philosophy beyond its academic boundaries. We host regular public events bringing debates in contemporary philosophy, politics and ethics to a wider audience. As an interdisciplinary centre CAPPE works with colleagues across the university, in the City of Brighton where we are based and with institutions across the globe. Our collaborative work and partnerships extend from Brighton to Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Ghent, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Verona and many other institutions.

Report – Populism Specialist Group annual workshop

In collaboration with CAPPE, the Populism Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association held its sixth annual workshop in Brighton on 22-23 September, 2022. This was the first in-person workshop held since 2019, although the post-pandemic developments meant that the… Continue Reading →

Report on Sonic Rebellions: Sound and Social Justice Conference

By Alice O’Malley-Woods What is the relationship between sound and social justice? In May 2022, University of Brighton hosted Sonic Rebellions (CAPPE sponsored), a two day conference designed and managed by rapper and PhD researcher Wanda Canton. The interdisciplinary conference… Continue Reading →

CAPPE Conference. Sonic Rebellions. Sound and Social Justice

Sonic Rebellions What is the relationship between sound and social justice? 27th and 28th May 2022 University of Brighton A two-day event hosting a variety of speakers, panels and workshops including academics, artists, and activists. Our keynote speaker is rapper… Continue Reading →

CAPPE – Chantal Mouffe Keynote Address – Democracy and/or Populsim

Democracy and Populism: Equality, Truth and Disagreement In The Age of Covid

18 -23 January 2021 University of Brighton UK, onlineĀ  This conference invited reflection on the relationship between Democracy and Populism; and consideration of new developments in democratic theory and politics in the twenty-first century. This is all the more pertinent… Continue Reading →

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