‘Resistance and the Right to Resistance’ by Costas Douzinas | London Critical Theory Summer School


Over the last decade, the world has entered a new epoch of resistance, from the Arab spring and to the acts of resistance and insurrection in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The pandemic led to a temporary pause but after the BLM events resistance has returned. Many governments are using the public health restrictions to ban public protests and campaigns and to legislate anti-protest laws. This presentations examined the philosophy, ethics and law of resistance. Following the pioneering work of Michel Foucault and Francoise Proust Douzinas presented an analytics of resistance and relating to contemporary instances of disobedience, insubordination and resistance.

This is a recording from 5th July 2021. Run by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the internationally renowned London Critical Theory Summer School enables graduate students and academics to engage in a two-week course of study with acclaimed critical thinkers.

Costas Douzinas is a professor of law, a founder of the Birkbeck School of Law and the Department of Law of the University of Cyprus, the founding director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London, the President of the Nikos Poulantzas Institute and a former politician.

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