Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
Professor Ernesto Laclau (Essex) – The Discursive Construction of Social Antagonisms
Ernesto Laclau is a political theorist and Professor Emeritus of Government at the University of Essex, where he was director of the doctoral program in Ideology and Discourse Analysis for many years. Laclau is also Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Rhetorical Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston. Active in the new social movements of the 1960s, he developed, with Chantal Mouffe, a theory of radical democracy in their landmark book Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (1985). His many books include: Emancipation(s) (1996), Contingency, Hegemony, Universality (with Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek) (2000), and On Populist Reason (2005).
Introduction by Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (Birkbeck):