Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 September 2007
Key Note Speakers: Suvendi Perera, Craig Murray, Duncan Campbell
Where once it was the “Cold War” whose ideological demands and material determinations shaped the structures, priorities and directions of all our lives, today it is the “War on Terrorism”. “The End of History”, the death of ideology and the triumph of the liberal order, heralded in the aftermath of 1989, have been replaced by the ideology of neo-liberal governance. That ideology and its material demands today constitute the reality of everyday life - and death - of more and more people around the world.
This conference interrogates the basic idea which makes that possible: the notion of terror. First, it will analyse this notion and those that surround it: ideas such as “terrorism”, “fundamentalism”, “democracy”, “human rights” and “freedom”. Second, it will investigate the material and historical realities concerned: the Middle East; economic inequality; oil; and the marketisation of life and death.
Contributions are invited around the following and associated themes:
Conference organisers: Bob Brecher and Mark Devenney
Abstracts (300 words)
Please send to Nicola Clewer [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Please note that this call for papers is now closed.