Author meets critic session: 'Priorities of Injustice' by Clive Barnett

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Political Geography Specialty Group, Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Galerie 5, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Michael Samers
Chairs: Michael Samers


In The Priority of Injustice, Clive Barnett challenges conventional ways of thinking about the spaces of democratic politics. In geography and related disciplines, debates about democracy have become trapped around a set of oppositions between deliberative and agonistic theories, in which the promotion of participatory experiments runs alongside widespread protestations about the post-political tendencies of contemporary events. Interrupting the broadly shared romanticization of spaces of assembly, public protest, and the street in these debates, Barnett unpacks the philosophical assumptions about space and time that underlie competing understandings of the sources of political conflict. Rather than developing ideal theories of democracy or ontological accounts of proper politics, he proposes an ordinary style of analysis that focuses on how experiences of injustice and demands for recognition, redress, and repair are articulated and processed across various spaces.

This Author-Meets-Critics panel brings Barnett into conversation with interlocutors with expertise in areas including environmental politics, feminist geographies, legal geography and political geography. Panellists will include Joshua Barkan, Jennifer Fluri, Leila Harris, and Kirsi Pauliina Kallio. Clive Barnett will respond to the critics and take questions from the audience.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Joshua Barkan University of Georgia 20
Panelist Jennifer Fluri University of Colorado, Boulder 20
Panelist Leila Harris University of British Columbia 20
Panelist Kirsi Kallio University Of Tampere 20
Panelist Clive Barnett University of Exeter 20

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