Neoliberalism and Sovereignty

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MDER-5005 10085 8 y 9 de junio de 2020 24 de junio de 2020


[Curso homologable con: Pregrado (Facultativa) - Posgrado (seminarios electivos de la Maestría en Filosofía del área de Ética, Estética y Política)

Créditos: 4 (3 cursos de la Escuela se homologan por 4 de pregrado; el cuarto por curso de libre elección (CLE) o facultativa)

The term "neoliberalism" has become omnipresent both in the press and in academic research. It is the subject of many controversies. Some deny its very existence, while others vilify it as the origin of all current problems (poverty, crime, populism, climate change etc.). We'll return to some of the theories of neoliberalism to examine them as political theories, that is, to discuss their conceptions of the state and their understanding of power. Neoliberalism will appear to be a challenge to the paradigm of sovereignty issued from the Enlightenment. We will wonder if such a paradigm is still viable or should be questioned and re-conceptualized. Readings will be drawn from: F. A. Hayek, Michel Foucault, Wendy Brown, Claude Lefort, Thomas Biebricher, Jan Werner Muller, among others. 

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July 1 to 16, 2020 (no class Fridays and Saturdays)

Meeting time

Mondays to Thursday
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. - Class
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Break 
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Class


Annabel Herzog, Universidad de Haifa - Israel (more)

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