ISTC 2019 call for papers

*The following CFP is copied from the ISTC website. ———————————————————————————————- The theme of this year’s conference pertains to affinities and complementarities between systems theory and critical theory for purposes of analyzing modern societies in the twenty-first century as social systems whose stability, functioning and future increasingly is in doubt.  Conventionally, critical theory and systems theory … Read more

Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism

My edited volume Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism (University of Westminster, 2018) is now available. You can download a digital version (or purchase a physical copy) by clicking here.  Contributors include: John Abromeit, Lars Rensmann, Samir Gandesha, Douglas Kellner, Stephen Eric Bronner, Charles Reitz, Jeremiah Morelock, Felipe Ziotti Narita, Christian Fuchs, Panayota Gounari and Forrest … Read more

“Teoria crítica como fundamento para análise do populismo e do autoritarismo” e “Neoliberalismo progressista e o momento populista”

Unesp, Franca, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 11/8/2018. “Critical theory as foundation for the analysis of populism and authoritarianism/Teoria crítica como fundamento para análise do populismo e do autoritarismo” (Jeremiah Morelock) e “Neoliberalismo progressista e o momento populista” (Felipe Ziotti Narita)

COES CONFERENCE 2018 | CONCENTRATIONS | Deadline: July, 11

The following is copied from an email message sent by Emmanuelle Barozet. COES CONFERENCE 2018 | CONCENTRATIONS | Deadline: July, 11  The Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) extends an invitation to participate in an interdisciplinary reflection on the concentration of power, wealth, status and information, among other sources of domination present in society. … Read more

Christian Fuchs – Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue

This interview with Christian Fuchs from 6/15/2018 concerns his Digital Demogogue: Authoritatian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, published by Pluto Press in 2018. The interview/article is reposted from Indybay. Trump is not an individual phenomenon but one of many structural manifestations of the sudden change of neoliberalism into authoritarian capitalism. The media’s profitmongering … Read more

Understanding Right and Left Populisms, by Samir Gandesha

This article by Samir Gandesha is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence. It is a much shorter version of a chapter in a forthcoming volume edited by Jeremiah Morelock entitled Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism (University of Westminster Press). The version represented here first appeared at openDemocracy on May 23, 2018. Neoliberal globalization has … Read more

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