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Friday, April 10 • 10:30am - 11:55am
FR10.30.15 Assessing the Role of the State in the Contemporary Urban

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Much of our recent thinking about the urban in the contemporary era fails to engage the question of the role of state in explicit and rigorous terms. This colloquy seeks to begin to address this lamentable lacuna. The issue of state power will be interrogated from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, including Marxian, post-structural, liberal-progressive-reformist, etc. The goal is to begin a conversation that clarifies our thinking about the proper role of the state in a potentially emancipatory future for cities and their publics.

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Jonathan S. Davies

Professor of Critical Policy Studies, De Montfort University
I am Professor of Critical Policy Studies in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort. My research interests span critical issues in governance, state theory, urban studies and public policy. I am currently working on a variety of projects on crisis, austerity governance and contestation. From April 2015 I will be leading an international consortium of researchers in an ESRC funded eight-case comparative study of austerity... Read More →

Leigh Graham

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

David Imbroscio

University of Louisville

Robert Lake

Rutgers University

Ali Modarres

Director, Urban Studies, University of Washington Tacoma


David Imbroscio

University of Louisville

Friday April 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:55am
Flagler (lobby level)