Dr Paulina Tambakaki

Senior Lecturer

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Paulina Tambakaki is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Co-editor of the book series Advances in Democratic Theory, Routledge NY. She works in the areas of citizenship, agonism, and radical democracy. Her publications include a book published with Birkbeck Law Press and articles in the journals Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Parallax, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and Citizenship Studies.

Paulina Tambakaki is currently teaching the following modules:

  • Citizenship and Democratic Politics: Trends and Transformations (UG)
  • Democratic Politics: Key Debates and Issues (PG)

My current research focuses on citizenship and democratic renewal. It engages with various accounts of radical and representative democracy and it seeks to explore the ways in which different forms of democratic action enhance and challenge institutionalist politics. Two specific projects are part of this research. The first project, builds on my interest in agonistic theory and it probes into the relation between agonistic readings of democratic subjectivity, radical and representative democracy. The second project, focuses on spontaneous politics, partisanship and political mobilization.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: radical democracy; agonism; democratic representation and action; post-structuralist conceptions of political subjectivity; republican accounts of citizenship; and discourse theory.

2016

Citizenship and Inclusion: Rethinking the Analytical Category of Noncitizenship (2016)
Tambakaki, P. 2016. Citizenship and Inclusion: Rethinking the Analytical Category of Noncitizenship. Citizenship Studies. 19 (8), pp. 922-935.
Agonism Reloaded: Potentia, Renewal and Radical Democracy (2016)
Tambakaki, P. 2016. Agonism Reloaded: Potentia, Renewal and Radical Democracy. Political Studies Review. pp. 1-12.

2014

The Tasks of Agonism and Agonism to the Task. Introducing 'Chantal Mouffe: Agonism and the Politics of Passion' (2014)
Tambakaki, P. 2014. The Tasks of Agonism and Agonism to the Task. Introducing 'Chantal Mouffe: Agonism and the Politics of Passion'. Parallax . 20 (2), pp. 1-13.

2011

Agonism and the reconception of European citizenship (2011)
Tambakaki, P. 2011. Agonism and the reconception of European citizenship. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 13 (4), pp. 567-585.

2009

When does politics happen? (2009)
Tambakaki, P. 2009. When does politics happen? Parallax. 15 (3), pp. 102-113.
Cosmopolitanism or agonism? Alternative visions of world order (2009)
Tambakaki, P. 2009. Cosmopolitanism or agonism? Alternative visions of world order. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 12 (1), pp. 101-116.
From citizenship to human rights: the stakes for democracy (2009)
Tambakaki, P. 2009. From citizenship to human rights: the stakes for democracy. Citizenship Studies. 13 (1), pp. 3-16.

2006

Global community, global citizenship? (2006)
Tambakaki, P. 2006. Global community, global citizenship? Culture Machine. 8, pp. 109-126.

2014

Agonism and the Crisis of Representation (2014)
Tambakaki, P. 2014. Agonism and the Crisis of Representation. in: Azmanova, A. and Mihai, M. (ed.) Reclaiming Democracy: Judgement, Responsibility and the Right to Politics New York Routledge. pp. 17-33

2011

Citizenship and Agonism (2011)
Tambakaki, P. 2011. Citizenship and Agonism. in: Danisch, R. (ed.) Citizens of the World: Pluralism, Migration and Practices of Citizenship Amsterdam Editions Rodopi. pp. 19-36

2010

Human rights, or citizenship? (2010)
Tambakaki, P. 2010. Human rights, or citizenship? Abingdon Birkbeck Law Press.

2008

What does disagreement do for politics? (2008)
Tambakaki, P. 2008. What does disagreement do for politics? 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference: Democracy, Governance and Conflict: Dilemmas of Theory and Practice. Swansea University 01 - 03 Apr 2008
Law, politics and human rights (2008)
Tambakaki, P. 2008. Law, politics and human rights. Thinking (With)Out Borders: International Political Theory in the 21st Century. St Andrews University 12 - 13 Jun 2008
Engendering civic solidarity (2008)
Tambakaki, P. 2008. Engendering civic solidarity. Manchester Workshops in Political Theory, 5th Annual Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University 10 - 12 Sep 2008

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