The Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade, the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo and the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade cordially invite you to the conference “Testimony. Commemoration. Wellbeing” on April 20 – 27. 2018 (April, 20-24. 2018 in Sarajevo and April 26-27. 2018 in Belgrade) as part of the project “Testimony – Truth or Politics: The Concept of Testimony in the Commemoration of the Yugoslav Wars”.
Political, economic, ecological and social crises pose persistent challenges to crisis of democracy. As citizens experience a decline of trust in traditional instruments of representative democracy, alternative forms of engagement emerge to foster civic participation in the public sphere. A wide variety of social movements, groups and actions ranging from local to global, are spread around similar concerns and, ultimately, aim at solving common problems thus forcing policy makers to be more accountable to society at large.
We know a social diagnosis which refers to a deficit of popular sovereignty in our representative democracies. This diagnosis insists on a kind of "democracy without demos" as the major risk for our contemporary political experience.
International seminar: RACE, NATION, CLASS: Ambiguous Identities by Etienne Balibar and Emmanuel Wallerstein
The coming year will mark three decades since the publication of Immanuel Wallerstein's and Etienne Balibar's seminal work Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. The book, characterized by a specific "dialogical" structure, has become influential in the study of racism and in the interdisciplinary school of cultural studies.
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory became a member of the national research consortium for European Social Survey in Serbia. European Social Survey (ESS) is methodologically and theoretically the most comprehensive international comparative research, that has been implemented bi-annually since 2002, fulfilling the highest methodological standards of research in the domain of social sciences.
Political, economic, ecological and social crises pose persistent challenges to crisis of democracy. As citizens experience a decline of trust in traditional instruments of representative democracy, alternative forms of engagement emerge to foster civic participation in the public sphere.