Securalism, liberalism, post-modernity, difference. Using abstract political concepts such as these is the bread and butter of every academic and serve as invaluable shorthands. At the same time, however, these concepts can be very vague and even intimidating to those unfamiliar with them. Depending on how they are used political concepts can obscure as well as shed light on important issues. Are they worth the trouble and how do they help us understand actual politics? What actually have these concepts ever done for us?

Each episode of this new podcast series invites a different CISRUL-related researcher to present their work and to ask him that very question: what has this political concept ever done for you? Created by Dikaia Gavala and Jorg Meurkes, the podcast offers a sneak peek at on-going research. Academics from philosophy, history, sociology, literature, and beyond present their work and explain how and why they use their favorite political concept.

Check out the latest episode below and subscribe to the podcast at anchor.fm/whathavetheseconcepts

Postmodernism with Dikaia and Jorg What Have These Concepts Ever Done for Us?

What has postmodernism ever done for us?! A discussion by the hosts, Jorg Meurkes and Dikaia Gavala, on postmodernism & Harvey and Jameson, key concepts and current 'appropriations'. Also, our take on covid-19 and consumer society vis-à-vis state-level reactions. Enjoyed best with Merritt Parkway pics, Ginsberg's Howl and consumption of stuff globally the same. For comments, suggestions, questions contact us on our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/HaveConcepts 
  1. Postmodernism with Dikaia and Jorg
  2. Gramsci in Ethiopia with Bisrat Kabeta [Part 2]
  3. Gramsci in Ethiopia with Bisrat Kabeta [Part 1]
  4. Civil Disobedience with Maxim van Asseldonk [Part 2]
  5. Civil Disobedience with Maxim van Asseldonk [Part 1]

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