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Doron Rabinovici – Andernorts

Event Date: 24 May 2012 Austrian Cultural Forum London 28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London presents:  A Reading by Doron Rabinovici Doron Rabinovici, a novelist, essayist, and historian, was born in 1961 in Tel Aviv and has lived in Vienna since 1964. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories as well …

Etienne Balibar – Antinomies of Citizenship

12 May 2009 – Professor Etienne Balibar – Cassal Lecture in French Culture: ‘Antinomies of Citizenship’ – Ever since the origins in ancient societies, the concept of the citizen and the corresponding “community of citizens” (the Greek politeia, the Roman civitas) have moved in polarities which accounted for a permanent tension: between rights and duties, membership and exclusion, participation and representation, etc. In periods of crisis of the political institution such as the current ‘trans-nationalization’ of the Law and the global Economy , the constitutive tensions can become genuine antinomies, which confront individuals and collectives with radical choices. This Lecture will try to clarify their formulation and show what is at stake in their uncertain perspectives.