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Critical Legal Talk Series: "Reparative Democracy"

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Online event (via Zoom)

Wendy Brown is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential American political theorists today. Her work has focused on the history of political thought, political economy, Continental philosophy, cultural theory and critical legal theory. She is best known for her interrogation of identity politics in States of Injury (1995); her critical analysis of tolerance in Regulating Aversion (2006); her account of globalization and the situation of nation states in Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010); and her two main studies of neoliberalism’s assault on democratic institutions in Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution (2015) and In the Ruins of Neoliberalism (2019). Brown is currently exploring how political freedom can be made responsive to the climate crisis. In this lecture, Professor Brown will present some of her insights on 'reparative democracy'.

This event is part of the ‘Critical Legal Talks Series’, an international collaboration between the QMUL Law Department and the Group of Critical Studies in Politics, Law and Society (PoDeS) at the University of Buenos Aires. The Series attempts to problematise the law and legal institutions from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective and provide a platform for discussion around global (in)justice for researchers aiming to bridge the Global North/South divide.

Contact details: Dr Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa, Queen Mary University of London –

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