RECAMP

Rethinking the status of refugees beyond the camp: a Lefortian response to Agamben’s critique of democracy and human rights

 Coordinatore KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN 

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stijn
Cognome: Delauré
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 320944
Fax: +32 16 324 198

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Totale costo 50˙000 €
 EC contributo 50˙000 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG
 Funding Scheme MC-CIG
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-03-15   -   2014-03-14

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stijn
Cognome: Delauré
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 320944
Fax: +32 16 324 198

BE (LEUVEN) coordinator 50˙000.00

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lefort    view    refugees    immigrants    believe    alternative    model    rights    universal    anti    agamben    illegal    then    political    democracies    radical    theory    yet    liberal   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Liberal theorists of democracy traditionally believe in the rule of law and universal human rights. Yet a group of anti-liberal thinkers such as Agamben have recently argued that rights are not universal but depend on political institutions that can arbitrarily take away these rights. For them, the current plight of refugees, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Western democracies illustrates their point. It shows that our democracies allow for an increasing lawless space (‘the camp’) where people become rightless and are exposed to the arbitrary intervention of a police force. Yet I believe that the radical anti-liberal view is as problematic as the liberal view it seeks to replace. In my project, I will therefore develop an alternative theoretical framework that offers a ‘third way’ that would criticize liberal theory without therefore embracing the radical conclusions of anti-liberal critics. To develop this alternative, I will draw on the political theorist Lefort. I will first develop an alternative to Agamben’s theory based on Lefort’s paradigm and then see what this alternative model would mean for our understanding of refugees and illegal immigrants. I will then examine how the alternative model could respond to four major objections and publish the research-results.'

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