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CRITIQUE Virtual Roundtable: Decolonising Research – 26 April 2022, 3 pm

This event is co-sponsored by GenderED and RaceED.   Participants will reflect on what decolonising research involves from within their own disciplines, focusing on the challenges such efforts face. They will also comment on the risks associated with a discourse of decolonising research if it becomes de-coupled from discussions about material redistribution, reparations, and […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Roundtable Alternative Democratic Futures: Social Movements and the New Municipalism – 5 April 2022, 3pm

Whether in the growing gap between the rulers and the ruled, the decline of electoral participation, the rise of populism or the loss of confidence in democratic institutions, signs of the dysfunction of representative democracy proliferate across the globe. In response, scholars and activists have put forward various proposals to […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Book Launch: Political Memory and the Aesthetics of Care with Mihaela Mihai – 31 March 2022, 3 pm

With this interdisciplinary book, political theorist Mihaela Mihai tackles several interrelated questions: How do societies remember histories of systemic violence? Who is excluded from such histories’ cast of characters? And what are the political costs of selective remembering in the present? Building on insights from political theory, social epistemology, and feminist […]

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CRITIQUE-King’s College Joint Roundtable: Fail Again, Fail Better? Utopia, Memory, Radical Politics, and Radical Research – 17-18 March 2022

These virtual roundtables, organised by Mathias Thaler (Politics and IR, Edinburgh) and Davina Cooper (Law School, King’s College), will be run as informal, open conversations on the relationship between utopian thinking and practice, on the one hand, and failure, on the other. Programme 17th of March – 9:30-11:30am GMT  Sixtine Van Outryve d’Ydewalle: This […]

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Looking back to look forward: Launch of the Research Report on the 1st Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland – 16 March 2022, 5 pm

Virtual event hosted by the Edinburgh Futures Institute, CRITIQUE, and the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Newcastle University and Social Research at the Scottish Government. A new generation of democratic innovations is proliferating in Scotland since the turn of the century, […]

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