Visiting Professorship - Fred Block

Paths Out of the Crisis:  Envisioning a Post-COVID World

November 15th, 2021, 6.30 PM CET
Online Lecture by Fred Block, hosted by JKU Linz

It follows from the first talk that significant structural reforms are needed to protect democratic governance and to cope effectively with climate change.  However, even in proposals for a Green New Deal that would be global in its reach, we tend to have something more like a laundry list of needed changes rather than a coherent vision of an alternative to the world we had before the global pandemic.

The lecture will argue that the project of democratizing habitation could provide an agenda and a vision that could assemble and mobilize political majorities in many nations.  Why habitation?  Why democratizing habitation?   The lecture will seek to answer these questions.