S07E08: Kalyp­so Nico­laidis on Gov­ern­ing Togeth­er Through “Demo­icra­cy” (Part 2)

This episode explores grass­roots utopi­an prac­tices and the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Odyssey project, which recent­ly con­vened in Athens. Build­ing upon the notion of “demo­icra­cy” in the Euro­pean Union – the ide­al of a union of peo­ple that gov­ern togeth­er, but not as one – the con­ver­sa­tion inves­ti­gates col­lec­tive access to polit­i­cal deci­sion-mak­ing as a com­ple­men­tary mech­a­nism of delib­er­a­tive democracy.

Guest fea­tured in this episode:

Kalyp­so Nico­laidis is a pro­lif­ic writer. A few of her sem­i­nal books are: “A Cit­i­zen’s Guide to the Rule of Law,”[i] which was pub­lished in 2021, “Exo­dus, Reck­on­ing, Sac­ri­fice: Three Mean­ings of Brex­it,”[ii] pub­lished in 2019, “The Gre­co-Ger­man Affair in the Euro Cri­sis,”[iii] 2018, and “Echoes of Empire: The Present of Europe’s Colo­nial Pasts,”[iv]. She has co-edit­ed sev­er­al vol­umes on intel­lec­tu­al debates on Europe, on Mediter­ranean fron­tiers, Greeks and Turks in the era of post-nation­al­ism, and fed­er­al visions for the Euro­pean Union. She served as advi­sor on Euro­pean affairs to the Greek Prime Min­is­ter, George Papan­dreou, in the 1990s and ear­ly 2000s, and has advised the Dutch and British gov­ern­ments, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, Com­mis­sion, and Coun­cil, as well as OECD and UNCTAD.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.