Malet Street main building (Torrington Square entrance), Room B34 Speaker: Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck, University of London and Syriza member of the. Costas Douzinas is a law professor at Birkbeck, University of London. His books include The End of Human Rights and Human Rights and Empire. Philosophy. Professor Costas Douzinas joined the Institute for Social Justice as a Professorial Fellow in and is currently the Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the.

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Its place in history books as the first elected left government in Europe is assured. What is a University and what does it need? Professor Douzinas has been an outspoken critic of the Greek coatas, of the political elite in Greece which has signed up to the bailout, and of the extraordinary consequences of this deal….

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Are you an author? The idea of Europe must go back to a democracy that resists fake economic orthodoxy and false monoculturalism. On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook. For a cosmopolitanism to come or the idea of communism.


I plead guilty to the indictment of avowed optimism. A vote for the left today will drastically change the austerity policies that have created a humanitarian crisis.

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Jurisprudence brings together ‘is’ and ‘ought’, the positive and the normative, law and justice. Jurisprudence is the prudence of jus, law’s consciousness and conscience. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The fear of ‘contagion’ douzinax be just about the euro — this Greek resistance could spread across Europe.

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New forms, strategies and subjects of resistance and insurrection appear regularly without knowledge of or guidance from Badiou, Zizek or Negri. Greece is ripe for radical change.

On 22 November academics from Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain gathered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities to discuss the economic, political and humanitarian crisis austerity has created in South Europe. Critical Jurisprudence offers an ethics of law against the nihilism of power and an aesthetics of existence for the melancholic lawyer.

Learn more at Author Central. Costas Douzinas for Open Democracy: This title will be released on June 9, Greece’s lines now are clear. The foundation of humanity was transferred from…. Technical, geopolitical, or transformative: A political philosophy of justice today must examine the political economy of law; transitions from Cosras to nation; ideological and imaginary constructions through douinas we understand ourselves and relate to others; ways in which gender, race or coetas create forms of identity that both discipline bodies and offer sites of resistance.


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He was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities from to A very European coup Costas Douzinas 24 April Identity, Recognition, Rights 8 Letter to a Wound: T he stakes are high: Against imperial arrogance and cosmopolitan naivety, we must insist that global neoliberal capitalism and human-rights-for-export are part of the same project. Costas Douzinas 2 June It’s clear that punishing the poor will only deepen the recession — so why are the IMF technocrats intent on further austerity?