180219 - Intellectuals and Politics: from Sartre to Podemos
Seminar "Intellectuals and Politics: From Sartre to Podemos"
Monday 19 February 2018, 5 - 7 pm, Sciences Po, Room Jean Monnet, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris
Drawing on examples of his own work and that of his research team, Patrick Baert will be introducing his distinctive methodological approach for studying the political interventions of leading public intellectuals in Europe. He will illustrate his new perspective on politics and intellectuals with the help of two case-studies. The first study attempts to explain the sudden rise of Jean-Paul Sartre’s as a public intellectual in the post-war French context. The second case-study explores the peculiar link between Carl Schmitt and Podemos in contemporary Spain. Towards the end of his talk Baert will reflect on historical shifts in types of public intellectual.
Patrick Baert’s talk is based on his book The Existentialist Moment; The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual (Cambridge: Polity Press 2015), and his co-authored books Conflict in the Academy; A Case-Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals (with Marcus Morgan, Palgrave 2015), The Sociology of Intellectuals; After ‘The Existentialist Moment’ (with Simon Susen, Palgrave 2017), The Dark Side of Podemos? Carl Schmitt’s Shadow in Progressive Populism (with Josh Booth, Routledge 2018).
Speaker: Patrick Baert, Professor of Social Theory at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, CEE
Discussion: Bruno Cousin Sciences Po, CEE
Compulsory registration on this link - For the external people to Sciences Po: You will have to arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the seminar and to provide you with your identity papers