Prof. Dr. Michael Koß: Disrupting Democracies. Why Conservatives break bad – and why they don’t


Tuesday, 5. December um 6-8p.m. in room 40.530 on Leuphana Campus

How could disruption evolve from an emancipative and extra-parliamentary strategy of the left into a (supposedly) nihilistic parliamentary strategy of the right which is deliberately indifferent vis-à-vis the norms of democracy? In his talk, Michael will argue that the epistemic humiliation of conservative politicians is at the origin of this development. Anthropological or anthropocentric humiliations rule out conservative attempts to justify inequalities by referring to a “natural” order. Michael will exemplarily reconstruct one such epistemic humiliation to illustrate how resentment turns into an indifference vis-à-vis democracy.