International Dissidence: Rule and Resistance in a Globalized World

Conference at the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

2-4 March 2017

Building "Normative Orders"
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt/Main

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

9:00 – 10:00
Room EG 01

Welcome & Introduction
Christopher Daase & Nicole Deitelhoff, Goethe University, Frankfurt

10:00 – 12:00
Room EG 01

Dissidence Across and Beyond Borders: Transnational Influences on Radicalization

Chair: Daniel Kaiser, Goethe University

Interactions among Militant Groups: Patterns of Competition and Cooperation
Martha Crenshaw, Stanford University

Terrorism, Territoriality and the Mobilization of Support
Max Hoffmann, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Transnational Cooperation and the Escalation of Violent Dissidence: Comparing “Four Waves of Modern Terrorism”
Janusz Biene, Christopher Daase, Daniel Kaiser & Holger Marcks, Goethe University, Frankfurt

13:00 – 15:00
Room EG 01

Repertoires of Reaction: International Institutions and Protest

Chair: Jan Aart Scholte, University of Gothenburg

Accountability Activists and the Multilateral Development Banks
Susan Park, University of Sydney

Reacting to Resistance in Global Governance: The Case of the WTO
Karen Tucker, University of Bristol

Protest and the (De)legitimation of Global Governance
Catia Gregoratti & Anders Uhlin, Lund University

Divide and Rule? The Politics of Self-Legitimation through Participation
Nicole Deitelhoff, Regina Hack & Felix Anderl, Goethe University, Frankfurt

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30
Room EG 01

State Resistance and International Order

Chair: Christopher Daase, Goethe University, Frankfurt

State Civil Disobedience in International Politics
Antonio Franceschet, University of Calgary

Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project
Kristen Hopewell, University of Edinburgh

Food sovereignty, Nuestra América, and Counter-Hegemonic Space: Potentials and Challenges of a Radical Food Regime in the ALBA region
Rowan Lubbock, Birkbeck College

Practices of Populist Governments in Hungary, Poland and Russia: How Do Far-Right Dissidents Undermine the Liberal Normative Order?
Olga Lavrinenko, University of Warsaw

Room EG 02

International Order and Dissidence in/against the State

Chair: Tobias Wille, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Resisting in Late Modernity: The Postcolonial Subject and the Constitution of the International
Vivienne Jabri, King’s College London

Policing the Diaspora: Neoliberalism, Security and the Tamils
Mark Laffey & Sutha Nadarajah, SOAS, London

Mapping Regional Orders and the Governance of Dissidence
Antonia Witt, Goethe University, Frankfurt

18:00 – 19:30
Room EG 01

Roundtable: The Politics of Producing Knowledge on Dissidence

Chairs: Jonas Wolff, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Jan Aart Scholte, University of Gothenburg
Sofia Monsalve, Foodfirst Information and Action Network
Lara Montesinos Coleman, University of Sussex


Friday, 3 March 2017

09:00 – 11:00
Room EG 01

State Resistance in and of International Law

Chair: Christopher Daase, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Questioning International Norms: Border Demarcation and State Power along the Sino-Burmese Borderlands
Eric Vanden Bussche, Stanford University

Non-Eurocentric Dissidence to International Law: Islamic Resistance against Modern Coloniality
Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal, McGill University

"Rogues", "Outlaws" and "Pariahs": Dissidence between Delegitimization and Justification
Carmen Wunderlich, Klaus Dieter Wolf & Svenja Gertheiss, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Room EG 02

Democracies and the Repression of Dissidence

Chair: Jannik Pfister, Goethe University, Frankfurt

The Dark Heart of Rule or Governing Extremism in post-7/7 Britain
Nadya Ali, University of Sussex

Professional Control: Best practices and the Pre-Emption of Protest
Lesley Wood, York University

The Contemporary Sex Worker Movement in Europe in the Context of Neo-Abolitionism and Repressive Policies
Joana Hofstetter, University of Freiburg

 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:15
Room EG 01

Contesting Neoliberalism

Chair: Simone Claar, University of Kassel

Contracting, Subcontracting, and Displacing Blame in Globalized Neoliberal Extraction: Fracturing Local Resistance among International Dissent
Amber Murrey, Clark University

Contested Politics of Resource Extraction in Indonesia
Anna Fünfgeld, University of Freiburg

Transnational Influences and Resistance to Neo-Liberalism in Africa
Kehinde Olusala Olayode, Obafemi Awolowo University

Room EG 02

Dissidence and Repression in Autocratic Regimes

Chair: Irene Weipert-Fenner, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Repertories of Resistance and Repression: Field Theory, Authoritarian Rule, and Collective Opposition
Hank Johnston, San Diego State University, Santiago

Azerbaijani Mediatized Activism vs. Mediatized Surveillance: Online Resistance and Reproduction of the State Rule
Ilkin Mehrabov, Karlstad University

Ignoring the Claims: Is the Law of Coercive Responsiveness Wrong?
Dragana Vidovic, University of Essex

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00
Room EG 01

Resisting the Rule of Nobody: Transnational Administration and Its Dissidence

Chair: Felix Anderl, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Countering the Crisis: Migration Management through Friendship
Bal Sokhi-Bulley, University of Sussex

Taking on the Technicalities: Global Security Listing and the Politics of Expertise
Gavin Sullivan, University of Kent

Refusing to be Ruled as Dissidence to the Transnational ‘Rule of Nobody’
Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen, University of Jyväskylä

Spectacular Interaction: The Transnationalization of Protest and its Bureaucratic Policing
Jannik Pfister, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Room EG 02

Resistance against Elites? (Faux) Populist Movements and Parties

Chairs: Priska Daphi & Maik Fielitz, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Populism as Both a Democratizing and De-Democratizing Force
Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Diego Portales University, Santiago de Chile

The Crisis and Populism in the EU
Manuela Caiani, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence

From Grassroots to Authoritarian Populism: The Case of the AKP Government in Turkey
Hayriye Özen, Atilim University, Ankara


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30
Room EG 01

Online Activism as Resistance

Chair: Martin Schmetz, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Resistance in the Anthropocene: A Study of Hacking as a Practice
David Chandler, Westminster University

The Online Networks of the French Far Right. Preliminary Evidences from a Study Applying Integrated Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis Approach
Caterina Froio, Oxford University

Performing the Political Self: The Cultural Supplements of Online Activism
James Yeku, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Room EG 02

The Politics of Everyday Resistance

Chair: Philip Wallmeier, Goethe University, Frankfurt

New Forms of Conceiving and Exercising Politics: Towards an Inevitable Institutionalization or Another Practice of Politics? The Case of the Greek Movement amid the Crisis
Eirini Gaitanou, King’s College London

Everyday Resistance Repertoires of Anti-Fascist Contention
Sarah Marsden, Lancaster University

Silent Dissidence and Everyday Resistance: A Case Study of Single Mothers in Hanoi
Sarah Murru & Abel Polese, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Deserting with Ourselves: The Radical Pedagogy of the Commune
Ferdinand Stenglein, University of Münster


Room Auditorium 5


Crisis and Conflict. Active and Passive Dimensions of Social Change
Rahel Jaeggi, Professor for Practical Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin


Saturday, 4 March 2017

9:00 – 11:00
Room EG 01

Radicalizing Aims, Radicalizing Means? Comparing Radicalization Processes

Chair: Maéva Clément, Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg

Comparing Individual Radicalization Processes in Violent Right Wing and Islamist Extremisms
Michaela Glaser, Joachim Langner & Nils Schuhmacher, German Youth Institute Halle

The Rebel’s Dilemma in the Syrian Uprising and Civil War
Regine Schwab, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale

Dynamics of Protest in-between Struggle and Reform in Bangladesh and Senegal
Sandrine Gukelberger & Eva Gerharz, University of Bochum

Radicalizing Aims, Radicalizing Means? Comparing (De-)Radicalization in the Global Justice Movement in Europe and Southeast Asia
Nicole Deitelhoff, Priska Daphi & Felix Anderl, Goethe University, Frankfurt

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30
Room EG 01

Resistance by Denial: Exit and Withdrawal as Dissident Politics

Chair: Victor Kempf, Goethe Universtiy, Frankfurt

Breaking (with) the System: Withdrawal as Radicalization
Maik Fielitz & Philip Wallmeier, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Arundhati Roy and the Framing of a ‘Radicalized’ Dissent
Rina Ramdev, Sri Venkateswara College Delhi

Anti-Work Subjectivities and the Political Possibilities of Refusal
David Frayne, Cardiff University

Beyond Any Mediation? Critique of the Exodus
Victor Kempf,
Goethe University, Frankfurt

Room EG 02

Digital (Civil) Dissidence and Repressive Rule

Chair: Thorsten Thiel, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

For Virtual Urbanity: Political Protest in the Postdigital World
Jan Beuerbach, Leipzig University

The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel: Comparing Discursive Representations of Russia and Ecuador as Whistleblower Sanctuaries
Ben Kamis & Martin Schmetz, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Ethnographying the Use of Social Media by Russian Opposition Activists: New „Going to the People“ via Social Networks?
Renata Mustafina, Sciences Po Paris

Political Hate Speech and Digital Dissidence: Counter-Speech and Education, Repressive Rules, and Technology,
Giovanni Ziccardi, University of Milan

13:30 – 14:30
Room EG 01

Brownbag Lunch & Concluding Plenary

Afternoon (optional): Guided tours I.G. Farben Campus/ Frankfurt’s Sites of Resistance


Organizing team: Felix Anderl, Janusz Biene, Christopher Daase, Priska Daphi, Nicole Deitelhoff , Maik Fielitz, Regina Hack, Daniel Kaiser, Victor Kempf, Holger Marcks, Jannik Pfister, Martin Schmetz, Freya Steinbeck, Christina Walz, Philip Wallmeier, Antonia Witt

Presented by:
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