Engin Isin, The conditions of planetary citizenship – online lecture, 13 April 2023, 4pm BST
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This lecture outlines the conditions that are creating planetary citizenship movements in the 21st century. The planetary citizens are activists, cosmopolitical, agonistic, solidaristic, and disobedient. The planetary citizens are mobile, multiple, and transversal. They act against injustice and for justice by performing abolishment, disobedience, refusal, and resistance. We will discuss how the gatekeepers have taken notice and developed various strategies of incorporation, pacification, and immobilization of planetary citizenship movements.
About the speaker: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/politics/staff/profiles/isinengin.html
Responding to the widespread cynicism, disengagement and alienation citizens across the globe express towards official political cultures, this series investigates the idea of ‘the critical citizen’. What constitutes a critical citizen? And can a critical citizenry be (re-) activated as an antidote to contemporary political crises?
More information on the Language, Literature and Politics Research Group can be found here
This sounds truly scary, right in line with the likes of the oligarchs of WEF. Do not these times call for more listening, respecting, honoring even of differences of nations, aspirations and peoples rather than sending off hordes to “synchronize” (Gleichschaltung) all & everything to one ‘Our’ tune?