Call for Papers

CAPPE | Annual Conference 2017 CFP | Empire, Capital, & Transnational Resistance | 13th – 15th September 2017 | Deadline Extended

17th May 2017

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)

University of Brighton


12th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference: second call




Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th September 2017 : University of Brighton, UK




The past decade has witnessed widespread resistance to neoliberalism across the world. Unlike the anti-colonial revolts of the 1950s and 1960s, this resistance has tended either to fizzle out or to be appropriated by states. This conference considers recent forms of resistance to corporate, neoliberal and state power in the context of the post-colonnial world. It looks towards the emergence of transnational forms of resistance linking different parts of the globe, exploring their limits and their potential.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton welcomes interdisciplinary papers on any aspect(s) of such resistance from, among others, those working in philosophy, politics, ethics, area studies, global ethics, geography, cultural and critical theory.


Possible themes include:


* What is resistance?

* What is political action? What counts as political resistance?

* What is political about political philosophy and or politics?

* How should we understand ‘the state’, ’empire’ and ‘capital’ in today’s world?

* How does the changing relationship between state and corporation affect   understandings of citizenship?

* What are the interrelations between corporate and disciplinary power?

* What is “the question of difference” in the neoliberal conjuncture?

* What relationships are there between neoliberalism and populism?

* Borders

* Rethinking ‘colonialism’

* Trump, Brexit and the Right: implications for realignments of resistance



Please email ABSTRACTS, of no more than 300 words, for a 20-min. presentation, to Bob Brecher –<> by 30th June 2017


The conference fee is £210. This includes refreshments, lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and a buffet dinner on the Thursday evening. There are a limited number of places available for graduate students and for people who have no institutional affiliation at the reduced price of £105. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for one of these places when sending your abstract.

Please note: the conference fee does not include accommodation and, unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance. A limited amount of reasonably priced student halls of residence accommodation is available on a first come first served basis.  


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