Postliberalism, Individualism and Society
|Dates:||11 July 2014 - 12 July 2014|
|Times:||09:45 - 17:50|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||£100 (2 days)/ £55 One Day
/ Postgraduate Rate: £50|
|Who is it for:||Adults|
In both Britain and the United States, political, legal and economic culture has been shaped in significant ways by individualistic accounts of the human being. This fact raises significant issues for political theology. How should political theologians respond to the highly individualistic orientation of both politics and society? Are liberal societies doomed to selfish insularity or are their positive legacies to be gleaned from liberal theory and practice? This conference explores these issues through the lens of postliberal politics. Comprising a rich array of Burkean, socialist and Communitarian strands, the postliberal turn offers a provocative alternative to the prevailing political language of public neutrality, individual rights and procedural pluralism. In Britain such alternatives have made significant in-roads into political discourse in the form of Red Toryism on the Right and Blue Labour on the Left.
Main Conference proceedings on Day 1 will begin punctually at 9:45 and will end promptly at 5:50. At 7:45 there will be a talk given by Professor Ronald Dart via Skype entitled Self and Society in the Red Tory Tradition. This will conclude just before 9:00. On Day 2 Conference proceedings begin at 9:45 and will conclude promptly at 5:30.
Price: £100 (2 days)/ £55 One Day
Concessions: Postgraduate Rate: £50
Travel and Contact Information
Staff House Sackville Street