Episode 37: Priyamvada Gopal on a Decolonised Europe
Saving Europe From Itself7th October 2019
In the latest episode of our Saving Europe From Itself series, we were joined by Cambridge scholar, Priyamvada Gopal. Her idea for saving Europe? Decolonise our politics and our entire way of thinking about global politics. This, she argues, can be the basis for a unifying narrative, that binds working class Europeans and the peoples oppressed by European empires together in a common, entangled history of democratic resistance. She draws out how the very essence of the contemporary EU is its status as ‘a paradoxical formation’, entangled with deeply entrenched colonial legacies but also positing, at least potentially, a step to a truly decolonial world.
The European Cultural Foundation supports this initiative as it is rethinking Europe as an open and democratic space.
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