10. Jun, 2021 6 pm
Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz + online
»Abolitionist democracy«

# political system


The term »abolitionist democracy« was introduced by the sociologist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1935 as a reminder of the unfulfilled promises of emancipation from slavery. In the last decade, abolitionism has emerged, especially in the USA, as a radical political practice and critical theory that takes up this project and calls for overcoming state institutions of violence such as the prison, the police and deportation camps. The lecture reconstructs the specific democratic theoretical implications of this approach and contours the project of an abolitionist democracy as a guiding concept of a coming social transformation.
Daniel Loick ist Professor für Philosophie an der Universität Amsterdam. Zu seinen Publikationen zählen die Bücher (Auswahl): »Kritik der Souveränität«, Frankfurt 2012. »Der Missbrauch des Eigentums«, Berlin 2016. »Anarchismus zur Einführung«, Hamburg 2017. Juridismus. »Konturen einer kritischen Theorie des Rechts«, Berlin 2017.
All kick-off lectures will take place live on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz in Düsseldorf. Due to the current situation, the number of visitors on site is unfortunately limited. However, all lectures will be streamed live and on demand on our website.

PDF Download: Unausgearbeitete Thesen zu abolitionistischen Demokratie[75]




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