This conference celebrates the life and work of Ernesto Laclau, who died in April 2014. Originally from Argentina, his ideas about radical democracy and populism influenced grassroots activists, thinkers and politicians from Latin America's new left to Greece, Spain and Great Britain. This conference, organised in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Embassy of Argentina, explores the many aspects of Laclau’s contribution to critical thought: his account of radical politics and democracy; the innovative analysis of populism; and his reworking of ontology in political terms. The conference takes place on the 4th and the 5th of December 2015.
Further information on the conference
CAPPE's previous engagement with the work of Laclau: