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Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women’s Defiance of French Colonial Policing 1919-1952—Lecture (7/12)

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December 7, 18h30 (CET)
Jennifer Anne Boittin (Penn State University) Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women’s Defiance of French Colonial Policing 1919-1952
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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This presentation will share elements of Jennifer Anne Boittin’s forthcoming book, Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women’s Defiance of French Colonial Policing, 1919-1952 (2022, University of Chicago Press, in production). The focus will be a central feature of the book, namely the role played by emotions in the migrations and circulations, policing of, and most importantly defiance of policing, surveillance, and legal

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The End of the War on Terror? Lecture (8/12)

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December 8, 17h30 (CET)
Marc Hecker (IFRI) and Élie Tenenbaum (IFRI)
The End of the War on Terror? 
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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It has already been twenty years since the World Trade Center towers came crashing down. Who would have believed that, two decades later, the global war on terrorism continues without an end in sight? From the sands of the Sahara to the jungles of southeast Asia and from the Iraqi plains to the Afghani mountains, the West and its allies are still chasing down the jihadist movement with faultless determination. The threat is not limited to far-off countries; Europe, and especially France, have paid a high price for this long conflict.
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Democracy in Selection—Lecture (1/12)

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the central characteristics of that approach?
December 1, 1700 (CET)
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The Privatized State—Lecture (30/11)

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The Center for Critical Democracy Studies is hosting Chiara Cordelli for a talk entitled “The Privatized State.” Prof. Cordelli will be discussing a chapter of her recent book with the same title.
NOVEMBER 30, 1700 (CET)
Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)
The Privatized State
Hybrid: Remote/American University of Paris
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ABOUT THE BOOKMany governmental functions today—from the management of prisons and welfare offices to warfare and financial regulation—are outsourced to private entities. Education and health care are funded in part through private philanthropy rather than taxation. Can a privatized government rule legitimately? The Privatized State argues that it cannot.
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SHOULD THE PEOPLE CONTROL PUBLIC SPENDING? A NORMATIVE ASSESSMENT OF BALANCED BUDGET CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the

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Should the People Control Public Spending? (Lecture 22/11)

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the central characteristics of that approach?
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CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN DEMOCRATIC THEORY: Towards A Postcolonial Theory of Justice

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The aim of the lecture series is to both explore the current state of the start of contemporary European democratic theory and explore its future. Rather than starting from a neat definition of European democratic theory, however, the basic presupposition of this project is that neither the existence nor the central characteristics of European democratic theory can be taken for granted. Instead, the lecture series interrogates two fundamental questions about European democratic theory: Does Europe and its political theoretical tradition have a specific contribution to make for theorizing democracy in the 21st century? If so, what are the central characteristics of that

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