Costas Douzinas is a key figure in the contemporary European left who rose to prominence through his work at the Birkbeck Law School. He is now in debate with Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, David Graeber, Franco Berardi, and others concerning the future of capitalism in the wake of the economic crash of 2007–8. In this, his most recent work, Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis, Douzinas addresses the politics of the economic crisis in Greece, discusses his own position within this situation, and extends his analysis to the rest of Europe to suggest that Greece represents the future of European society, in one way or another. He begins his discussion by explaining how he first became involved in debates around the future of Greece in February 2011 through the hunger strike of three hundred undocumented immigrants, who he explains had been reduced to...
Review Article|November 01 2014
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 420-423.