Using the work of Iris Young, Amartya Sen, and John Dewey, along with the empirical case of the contemporary Movement for Black Lives, Deva Woodly, Member (2012–13) and Assistant Professor of Politics at The New School, will develop the argument that both the idea of justice and citizens themselves benefit from democratic insurgencies that emerge from ordinary people and challenge prevailing notions about existing arrangements of power and privilege.
May 13, 2016
Enabling Conceptions of Justice and the Democratic Necessity of Insurgency
Friends of the Institute Member, School of Social Science
May 1, 2013
Politics is not merely a series of policy battles, but an ongoing struggle for the primacy of our favored understandings about both how the world is and how it ought to be. In this way, politics is a contest between diverse meanings that political actors make.