Conference: Democratic Resistances in Times of Rightwing Mobilization

A one-day conference on protest, prefigurative politics, and the relationship between deliberation and resistance.

The conference is part of CAPS' two-day PhD course on democratic resistances.


9.30 (CSS 18.01.11): Welcome remarks, Nicole Doerr, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen.

10:00 - 12:00 (CSS 18.01.11):  Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government:

"Democratic Resistances and Supports:  The Importance of Strengthening Worthy Government Legitimacy in Troubled Times."

With remarks by Biirte Siim, Professor, Institute for Cultural and Global Studies, Aalborg University, and  Mikael Carleheden , Associate Professor, Department of Sociology University of Copenhagen.

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break

13:00 - 14:00 (CSS 16.2.55): Jeffrey Juris, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Northeastern University, Boston:

"The Prospects for Democratic Resistance in the U.S. in an Age of Competing Populisms."

14:00 - 15:00 (CSS 16.2.55): Stellan Vintagen, Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst:

"‘Resistance’ and ‘Democratization’ – Contradiction or Collaboration?"

With remarks by Oscar Garcia Augustin, Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

15:00 - 15.30: Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30 (CSS 16.2.55): Nicole Doerr, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology University of Copenhagen:

"Democratic Resistances and Political Translation: Refugee Solidarity Activism in Comparison."

With remarks by Hans-Jörg Trenz, Professor, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

The conference is open to the public.