NordSTEVA event: Web-Romanticism 2.0? ICT as a Means of Democratic Security Politics – University of Copenhagen

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24 November 2017

NordSTEVA event: Web-Romanticism 2.0? ICT as a Means of Democratic Security Politics

NordSTEVA will Friday the 24th of November host the workshop ‘Web-Romanticism 2.0? – ICT as a Means of Democratic Security Politics.

The focus is on how the web has been associated with democratic and more generally progressive politics. Those initially promoting it insisted on its emancipatory potential which groupings ranging from hackers to opposition groups in authoritarian contexts strove to realize. However, the association between the web and politically progressive politics has also long been questioned and derided as “web-romanticism”. Nowhere is this sense of disillusion with the potential of ICT for progressive/democratic politics stronger than in the security context where the link between the web and a politics of pervasive surveillance, of terrorist/militarist/extremist radicalization and of criminal networks has displaced if not definitely dissociated the ICT from ambitions of furthering democratic/progressive security politics.


Karen Lund Petersen /
Anna Leander

Jef Huysmans
Public Keynote: Democratic curiosity in times of surveillance
Chair: Karen

Coffee Break

Chair: Trine

Ole Wæver: 
We are All Romantics – What Technology do You Glorify?

Kristoffer Kjærgaard Christensen:
Zones of Technology: On the Geopolitics of Clouds and Oscilliating States

Mark Daniel Jäger:
Rules, Rule and ICT in digitized societal disputes

Nanna Bonde Thylstrup:
The infrapolitics of content moderation


Chair: Ole

Eileen Murphy:
Democracy in a dematerialising borderworld

Tobias Liebetrau:
Topologies of Cyber Security: A New Role for Civil Society

Mareile Kaufmann:
Hacktivism. An empty shell, a crime, or activism that challenges the surveillance theories of our times?

Katja Lindskov Jacobsen and Maiken Stadager Lassen:
Biometrics as a means of ‘democratic security’ How a focus on ‘matter’ can help illuminate new forms of intervention

Coffee break

Chair: Katja

Louise Bengtsson "The world in action – how technology from the world’s largest online activist network transforms citizens’ advocacy"

Alexei Tsinovoi:
Reassembling diplomacy in the digital age: social media, digital methods, and the remediation of Israel's international estrangement

Mikkel Flyberbom:
Global internet governance and the management of visibilities

Kathrin Maurer:
Cyberdemocracy in Dave Egger’s Novel The Circle: Dystopia, Utopia, Reality?

Chair: Anna

Peter Burgess:
Public Keynote: The necessary impossibility of digital ethics

Practical information

The workshop takes place in building 35.
Jef Huysman in The Faculty Lounge, 35.3.20  
J. Peter Burgess in 35.3.12
University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science
Øster Farimagsgade 5A
1353 Copenhagen K

Please register your participation to no later than Wednesday the 22th of November

Only limited seats available. Participation is free