Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Open Lecture with Chantal Mouffe

On June 11, 2019, Chantal Mouffe, Professor at the University of Westminster, delivered the open lecture "The Affects of Democracy" in which she examined the crucial role played in politics by what she called 'passions' to refer to the common affects that are at stake in the construction of collective identities.
 
 
Taking her bearings from Spinoza, Freud and Wittgenstein and from the agonistic model of democracy that she has elaborated in several of her writings Chantal Mouffe scrutinized the nature of her current 'post-democratic' condition and enquired about the affects that need to be mobilized in order to create a collective able to give a new vigour to the democratic ideals.
 
The event was organized in cooperation with EHU Department of Social Sciences and IBB.