A Topological Approach to Politics and Democracy from Polis to Cosmopolis
(National R & D PLAN, Spain; Ref.: FFI2012-31640)





Madrid, March 13, 2014 (IFS - UNED)


I- The spatial categories of politics

  1. Political topography: the use of spatial coordinates in political language and imagination, João Cardoso Rosas (Univ. Do Minho, Portugal)
  2. Space as a social practice. An approach to the 'spatial turn' through the work of Henri Lefebvre, Juan García-Morán (UNED)
  3. The political territory: the spaces of the Demos, Francisco Colom (Instituto de Filosofía, CSIC)
  4. Borders, chance and justice, Juan Carlos Velasco (Instituto de Filosofía, CSIC)
  5. Space and political obligation: from Polis to Cosmopolis, José Mª Hernández (UNED)

II- Territory and the political imagination

  1. Politics as a space for the 'Human Conversation': from classical Antiquity to Early Modernity, Ángel Rivero (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid)
  2. East and West as imaginaries of political space, Guillermo Graíño (Collegio San Carlo di Modena, Italia)
  3. 'Overseas'. The maritime boundaries of political imagination, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  4. The imagination of classical Antiquity in the conquest of the American spaces, Salvador Mas (UNED)
  5. The definition of space and political Modernity: the Spanish-American experience, Tomás Pérez Vejo (INAH, México)