SRCS Wednesday Lecture:2017/05/31_14:00-17:00_ Pro.Sandro Mezzadra_"Democracy Under Erasure? The European Union and Its Multiple Crises"

  • 2017-05-25
  • Chin-Wen Huang

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Topic:Democracy Under Erasure? The European Union and Its Multiple Crises
抹拭之下的民主?歐盟及其多重危機 】 
Date:May 31, 2017, 14:00-17:00
Venue:Room 106A , HA Building 2, National Chiao Tung University
Speaker: Sandro Mezzadra (University of Bologna)
The talk will address the multiple crises of the European Union particularly focusing on the connection between austerity policies and the so-called “migration crisis”. It will dwell both on the mutations of democracy within these developments and on the global implications of the current predicament of the European Union. Questions of postcolonialism and decolonization will be addressed from the angle of an analysis of the shifting and elusive borders between Europe and its multiple outsides. 

About the Speaker:
Sandro Mezzadra is an Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he teaches postcolonial studies and contemporary political theory. He also works as an adjunct fellow in Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney since 2012. Besides, his academic position includes: scientific qualification is as Full Professor of Political Philosophy (National Italian procedure), 2013-2019. He has published widely on the areas of migration, postcolonial theory, contemporary capitalism, Italian operaismo and autonomist Marxism. He has recently completed a book, Border as Method, or the Multiplication of Labor (2013, Duke University Press), with Brett Neilson. He is the author of The Politics of Operations (Duke University Press: contract signed, December 2014), and the co-author of In The Multiple Shadows of Modernity. Strategies of Critique of Contemporary Capitalism (Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). His writings have been translated into ten languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Greek, Slovenian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. Moreover, he is a co-editor of The Biopolitics of Development. Reading Michel Foucault in the Postcolonial Present (New Delhi and Heidelberg: Springer, 2013), The Borders of Justice (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2011), Crisis in the Global Economy: Financial Markets, Social Struggles, and New Political Scenarios (Los Angeles, CA: Semiotext(e), 2010).
He is currently working on the FP7 European project MIG@NET ( Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender Opens in a new window) and is a partner researcher on the ARC Discovery project, Culture in Transition: Creative Labour and Social Mobilities in the Asian Century Opens in a new window.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson. Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor. Durham, NC – London: Duke University Press, 2013.
S. Mezzadra. “Seizing Europe – Crisis Management, Constitutional Transformations, Constituent Movements”. In Ó.G. Agustín – Ch. Ydesen (eds). Post-Crisis Perspectives. The Common and Its Powers. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2013: 99-118.
S. Mezzadra. “The Proliferation of Borders and the Right to Escape”. In Y. Jansen, R. Celikates and J. de
Bloois (eds). The Irregularization of Migration in Contemporary Europe. Detention, Deportation, Drowning. London – New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015: 121-135.
S. Mezzadra – M. Bojadžijev. “‘Refugee crisis’ or crisis of European migration policies?”. Focaalblog. November 2015. http://www.focaalblog.com/2015/11/12/manuela-bojadzijev-and-sandro-mezzadra-refugee-crisis-or-crisis-of-european-migration-policies/
S. Mezzadra – G. Caccia. “Desintegration Europas oder konstituierender Prozess? Krise,
Notstandsregierung und die Aussicht auf eine demokratische Neuerfindung”. In M. Candeias – A. Demirovic (eds). Die Europäische Union zwischen Zerfall, Autoritarismus und demokratischer Erneuerung. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2017:289-314.