Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía held a lecture and a seminar conducted by Wolfgang Streeck within the framework Constituent Machines: Constituent Power, Biopolitics, Democracy. After a reflection on the social mobilisations, constituent assemblies, and processes of political innovation experienced in Latin America over the past few decades, the new lectures that compose Constituent Machines: Constituent Power, Biopolitics, Democracy will now turn the spotlight on Europe. Due to both the constrictions imposed by neoliberal institutionality and governance, and the lack of suitable forms of administration to manage the current social complexity, the European Union faces the challenge of thinking and organising constituent processes located inside a markedly transnational and post-national reference framework.
Wolfgang Streeck is a German economic sociologist and emeritus director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Streeck studied sociology at the Goethe University Frankfurt and pursued graduate studies in the same discipline at Columbia University between 1972 and 1974.
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