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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Theory

Vincent Rzepka, M.A.

Curriculum Vitae | Publication List
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Name
Vincent Rzepka M.A.
Email
vincent.rzepka (at) hu-berlin.de

Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 126
Phone number
+49 302093-1426
Fax
+49 30 2093-1324
Consultation hours

by appointment (please e-mail)

Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

News

Should politics be transparent? Pushing for a critique of the common sense, Vincent discusses the strength and weaknesses of transparency in the context of the TTIP negotiations. Have a look here.

 

Personal Statement

Vincent Rzepka is faculty member and research associate at the Department of Social Sciences. He is also affiliated with the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of Antiquity". Studying political science, sociology, and literature, he earned his BA and MA degree from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Recently, he was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. His last book challenges the political key word 'transparency' by offering a genealogy of this democratic norm. Currently, he is working on a genealogy of a technological rationality in theory and practice of Western democracies.

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Research Interests

Vincent is critically engaging with political, cultural, and social theory. He focusses on the political challenges these theories responded to and may respond to today. He publishes broadly on contemporary issues and the history of political thought.

His main research fields are:

Norms and Ideas in Democratic Governance:
Transparency, Sovereignty, Networks

The Public Sphere:
Rhetoric, Public Communication, Performativity

Liberty and Power in Technological Times:
Impact of Technology, Liberalism, Republicanism

 

Teaching

The Public Sphere: Theory, History, Challenges

Politics and Postmodernity: 'Governance' as a Political Theory

Michel Foucault’s History of Governmentality

Political Rhetoric: Analysis and Technique of Power

Liberalism – History and Topicality

Introduction to Political Theory and the History of Political Thought

Introduction to Academic Research

Performativity and Politics (team-taught with Grit Straßenberger)

 

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