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OCCUPY AND THE POLITICS OF ORGANIZING

Warwick Organisation Theory Network Dayschool
Occupy and the Politics of Organizing

‘We are the 99%. This is what democracy looks like. Come and join us.’

Wednesday 21th March 2011, 11.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Warwick Business School, Scarman Road,
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Contemporary protest movements are claiming that they prefigure a new kind of politics – decentralised, anti-hierarchical and multiple in their demands. For those who have assumed that democracy can only operate through parties and representatives, this is a considerable challenge. More generally, Occupy provokes us to reconsider questions of organization itself. Might it be that the means of organizing are just as important as the ends? Could this be a moment when choices about how ‘we’ organize ourselves become political in themselves? In this dayschool, academics and activists will discuss and debate these questions, as well as attempting to provide a space for considering how the university might respond to Occupy.

A more detailed programme will be circulated once we have confirmed speakers from Occupy, as well as academics from Warwick and elsewhere who will respond to the theoretical and practical issues which the Occupy and associated movements raise.

Refreshments will be provided, and there is no charge for attendance.
The dayschool is being sponsored by Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society.

To register a place, email Racheal.Monnington@wbs.ac.uk. For other queries contact  m.parker@warwick.ac.uk, or Juliane.Reinecke@wbs.ac.uk

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