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Lifestyle Politics: Between Politicisation and Depoliticisation

Contentious Politics
Social Movements
Political Activism
Political Engagement
Protests
Activism
P191
Joost de Moor
Stockholm University
Sherilyn MacGregor
University of Manchester

Friday 09:00 - 10:40 (06/09/2019)

Building: (Building C) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 1st floor Room: 101

Abstract

Environmental crises from climate change to mass extinction are becoming more immediate by the day, but many question whether governments are able to address them. To an increasing extent, the hopes of organizing a transformation of society have are beeing assigned to seemingly depoliticized, small-scale, local and experimental lifestyle-movements. Others criticize these developments as depoliticizing and rather confirming a societal status quo. What role is there for citizen engagement in tackling the multiple crises of contemporary societies?

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