Ostracism and Democratic Self-Defence in Athens


Date: Nov 13, 2015

Modern scholars have mostly attributed the usefulness of ostracism for the stability of Athenian democracy to the expulsion of dangerously powerful individuals. Anthoula Malkopoulou proposes to re-conceptualize ostracism not as territorial exile per se, but as a procedure of democratic de-selection driven by the moral code of moderation. Dr. Malkopoulou will discuss the Athenian scheme of democratic self-defence and its difference from contemporary models.

Presenter: Anthoula Malkopoulou, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, Dept. of Government, University of Uppsala

Respondent: Andreas Kalyvas, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, The New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College

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Date: Nov 13, 2015

Modern scholars have mostly attributed the usefulness of ostracism for the stability of Athenian democracy to the expulsion of dangerously powerful individuals. Anthoula Malkopoulou proposes to re-conceptualize ostracism not as territorial exile per se, but as a procedure of democratic de-selection driven by the moral code of moderation. Dr. Malkopoulou will discuss the Athenian scheme of democratic self-defence and its difference from contemporary models.

Presenter: Anthoula Malkopoulou, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, Dept. of Government, University of Uppsala

Respondent: Andreas Kalyvas, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, The New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College

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