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Seminar - Emotional Democracy: Feeling our way through Politics and Protest

In a seminar on 7 May 2013, sociologist Jim Jasper will explore emotions and politics.

About the Seminar

Emotions play a number of roles in motivating, channeling, and suppressing political action, in fact it is hard to understand any action without examining the emotions involved. They are a normal part of regrettable mistakes, but just as much a part of our most noble acts and our most rational ones.


This seminar by Jim Jasper is the opening lecture of the NIAS workshop “Emotional Democracy” convened by Kati Roettger and Josef Früchtl (UvA, Philosophy). For more information about the workshop, its programme, theoretical background and participants, see the document here.

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are organised by the Rector of the Institute. They are meant to appeal to interested parties from a wide range of backgrounds and are aimed to encourage closer contact within the Dutch academic world.

NIAS Seminars take place in the Lecture Room (NIAS, Meijboomlaan 1, Wassenaar, telephone 070-512 27 00). This Seminar starts at 11.00 hours and ends at 12.30. Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar and join the discussion. However, since changes in the programme may occur, please let us know if you wish to attend. For further information, contact Communication.