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September 2016

Tania Li: ‘What is politics?’

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS Seminar, all welcome Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE Abstract: My seminar will cover a broad sweep of issues under the general rubric of building systemic governing. In my discipline of anthropology, there was once a field called "political anthropology," with a focus on systems of social organization (hierarchies, clans, kingdoms) and social order. This field has exploded: we now have a politics of everything - a politics of food, gender, the city,…

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Kolya Abramsky: ‘Towards a Class-Based Approach to Global Energy Transition: Shifting Energy Demand, Expanding the Renewable Energy Sector and Phasing Out Fossil Fuel’

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS Seminar - all welcome Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE Abstract: Terms such as “energy democracy” and “climate justice” have gained increasingly widespread usage and acceptance over the last 5 years. In order to give weight to these slogans, it is necessary to understand the class relations behind the global energy sector, and the sector’s worldwide division of labour. As a key means of production and consumption in the world-division of labour, the energy…

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Who is the digital revolution for?

September 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Lighthouse,
28 Kensington Street
Brighton, BN1 4AJ United Kingdom
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Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street Brighton, BN1 4AJ, UK This free event, part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2016, is for anyone interested in how society and digital technology can shape each other for the common good. In this event, we want to re-enchant the digital. We’ll reconnect with the utopian spirit of early pioneers, and discuss aspirations and activities today for a sustainable, democratic, weightless, and liberating digital society. A panel of writers and researchers will each give their view…

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November 2016

Emancipatory Transformations: Engaging Radical Democracy in Kurdistan

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Brighton,
United Kingdom

A workshop on 3-4 November in Brighton, UK will look at the remarkable political transformations happening in Rojava (Western/Syrian Kurdistan) in the midst of bloody conflicts and a humanitarian crisis. View more details about this event  

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