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Refiguring the Common and the Political

Objective

Heteropolitics is a project in contemporary political theory which purports to contribute to the renewal of political thought on the ‘common’ (communities and the commons) and the political in tandem. The common implies a variable interaction between differences which communicate and collaborate in and through their differences, converging partially on practices and particular pursuits. The political pertains to processes through which plural communities manage themselves in ways which enable mutual challenges, deliberation, and creative agency.

Since the dawn of the 21st century, a growing interest in rethinking and reconfiguring community has spread among theorists, citizens and social movements (see e.g. Esposito 2013; Dardot & Laval 2014; Amin & Roberts 2008). This has been triggered by a complex tangle of social, economic and political conditions. Climate change, economic crises, globalization, increasing migration flows and the malaise of liberal democracies loom large among them.

These issues are essentially political. Rethinking and refiguring communities goes hand in hand thus with rethinking and reinventing politics. Hence ‘hetero-politics’, the quest for another politics, which can establish bonds of commonality across differences and can enable action in common without re-enacting the closures of ‘organic’ community or the violence of transformative politics in the past.

Heteropolitics will seek to break new ground by combining an extended re-elaboration of contemporary political theory with a more empirically grounded research into alternative and incipient practices of community building and self-governance in: education; the social economy; art; new modes of civic engagement by young people; new platforms of citizens’ participation in municipal politics; network communities, and other social fields (Relevant cases include Sardex, a community currency in Sardinia; Barcelona en Comú, a citizens’ platform governing the city of Barcelona, etc.)

Host institution

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Net EU contribution
€ 629 749,75
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (5)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 629 749,75
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
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€ 36 093,75
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos

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Μαγνησία Θεσσαλία Κεντρική Ελλάδα
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
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€ 43 593,75
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Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
NETHOOD
Switzerland
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€ 43 593,75
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Limmatstrasse 209
8005 Zurich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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Other
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€ 0,00
ORGANOSI GIA TIN EREVNA TIN TEKMIRIOSI KAI TIN PROOTHISI TON OMOTIMON PRAKTIKON
Greece
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€ 5 000,00
Address
Papadopoulou 5b
454 44 Ioannina

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Ιωάννινα Ήπειρος Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Research Organisations
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