• 06 September 2012 - 07 September 2012
  • Paris
  • Venue:
    Espace Niemeyer
    6 Avenue Mathurin Moreau
    75019 Paris
    Métro: Colonel Fabien

  • New Challenges Posed to the Left

  • Workshop and Discussion on occasion of the General Assembly of transform! europe

    On occasion of the General Assembly of transform!europe we would like to invite you to a:

    1. Workshop by Espaces Marx and transform!: "Political Mind-sets – Development of the Political and Cultural Hegemony in Conjunction with the Crisis – New Challenges Posed to the Left"

    2. Discussion: "The European Abyss - Sketching Out the Quests on the Left"

    Working languages: French & English


Programme

1. Workshop by Espaces Marx and transform!

Political Mind-sets – Development of the Political and Cultural Hegemony in Conjunction with the Crisis – New Challenges Posed to the Left

 

Thursday, 6 September

14.00 – 17.00

Crisis and the Evolution of Mind-sets

  • Guy Michelat and Michel Simon (Sociologists): presentation of the study «The People, the Crisis and Politics»

  • Hajo Holst: presentation of findings by a research team directed by Klaus Dörre (University of Jena, Germany)

  • Christoforos Vernadakis (Professor of Political Sciences, Thessaloniki): The Greek Left and the 2012 elections: the return of the class votum

  • Michel Vakaloulis (Paris VIII), Young people and political activity (Prelimenary results of a European study)

17.00 – 20.30

State of Hegemony in European Societies – How to Interpret Recent Electoral Results in Europe (Greece, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany)

  • Philippe Marlière (Professor of Political Sciences, University College London)

  • Sophie Heine (Political scientist, ULB)

  • Steffen Lehndorff (University of Duisburg/Essen, Germany)

  • Pierre Dardot (Philosopher)

 

Friday, 7 September

9.00 – 12.00

Which New Constructions Come up at the Left ?

  • Jean Numa Ducange (Historian, University of Rouen): History of Left Fronts

  • Armando Steinko (Sociologist, University of Madrid)

  • Janette Habel (Expert in Latin-America, University Marne la Vallée)

 

Objectives:

  • Providing better insight in the contradictory development of mind-sets during the current period of a general crisis and the crisis of Europe. Discerning similarities and differences between countries.
  • Analysing the consequences of the crisis of neoliberalism and the emergence of a post-democratic governance with regard to political and cultural hegemony.
  • Assessing the significance of recent electoral results in a number of European countries. Sketching out the quests on the Left to generate a new political process. Helping in defining working programs of transform.

 

2. Discussion: The European abyss - Sketching out the quests on the Left

Friday, 7 September

19.00

On occasion of release of the #10 transform! journal and its general assembly, transform discusses its strategy in coping with new challenges. The discussion will be held with the participation of Pierre Laurent, chairperson of the European Left Party.