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The Aging of Modernity, Crises of Democracy and Rigidification of Urban Social Spaces

The Aging of Modernity, Crises of Democracy and Rigidification of Urban Social Spaces
 Convener: Shu-Fen Lin

Controversial issues in the global society, including social phenomena ranging from decreasing population, shrinking labor force, long-term salary stagnation, debt society, mass poverty, class stratification, the rise of right-wing racism, populism, political separatism, crises of democracy, the limitation of representative system, popular resistance, etc. in developed countries to stratification of urban boundary, the living space of the aborigines, the foreign migrant workers as well as various lower-class issues.

*Modernity of Aging—Yuan-Horng Chu, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University

*Populism and Crisis of Democracy— Shu-Fen Lin, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University

*Subalternity and Social Invisibility—Alain Brossat, Philosophy, Université Paris 8 /Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University

*The New Frontier: Assembling a Technopolis in Taiwan—Ya-Chung Chuang, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chiao Tung University