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Margaret Kohn (University of Toronto)

Yann P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

As part of the Research Group on Global Justice speaker series, co-sponsored by the Research Group on Democracy, Space, and Technology, Margaret Kohn (political science, University of Toronto) will be presenting on The Promise and Peril of Participatory Democracy: Lessons from Non-profit Housing Cooperatives.

Friday, January 26, 2004, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Arts Building, McGill U.

Margaret Kohn is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her primary research interests are in the areas of the history of political thought, critical theory, social justice, and urbanism. Her most recent book The Death and Life of Urban Commonwealth won the David Easton Award (Best Book in Political Theory) and the Judd Award (Best Book in Urban Politics). She is the author of Radical Space: Building the House of the People (2003), Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space (2004), and Political Theories of Decolonization (with Keally McBride, 2011). Her articles have appeared in such journals as Political Theory, Journal of Politics, Polity, Dissent, Constellations, Theory & Event, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.