Michael Hardt: The Idea of the Common

Professor Hardt is co-author (with Antonio Negri) of Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth (2009). In this lecture, Hardt defines the common and articulates its characteristics in distinction from both the private and the public. He will also discuss how the right to the common is becoming a central demand of many contemporary social struggles and explore the ways in which different social movements, including Occupy, are oriented toward the common.

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