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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.


Leigh Graham, John Jay College, CUNY

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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Jonathan Davies

Director - Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, De Montfort University
I am Director of the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. See http://cura.our.dmu.ac.uk for further information about the Centre. I am a political sociologist, studying urban governance from a Gramscian point of view.I am about to enter... Read More →

Robert Lake

Professor, Rutgers University

Ali Modarres

Director, Urban Studies, University of Washington Tacoma


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