'What do cities have to do with democracy?'

Biosciences 301
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Wednesday 11th June 2014 (13:00-14:00)
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Part of the School Seminar Series

Speaker:  Clive Barnett (Professor of Geography and Social Theory, Department of Geography, University of Exeter)

Host: Jessica Pykett

Professor Barnett's work investigates the intersections between democracy, public life, and urbanization. His current research includes work conceptualising the relationships between democracy and urbanization; work on the contemporary ‘urbanization of responsibility’; and research on the geographies of contentious public action. 

His books include Rethinking the Public, Culture and Democracy, Spaces of Democracy, Globalizing Responsibility and Extending Hospitality and he is editor for Routledge's new book series on Place, Space and Politics.  He has recently been awarded a two-year Leverhulme Fellowship for work on 'The Urbanization of Responsibility' which investigates new imperatives associated with 'the urban age' to transform urban processes in more efficient, just, or resilient directions. 

Before joining Exeter in 2013, Professor Barnett was Professor of Geography at The Open University and has held previous positions at Bristol, Reading, and Salford, and Ohio State University.