Panel Discussion: “Polizeigewalt – Force and Violence”


with Fabien Jobard, Francesca Raimondi, Nina Power, moderated by Daniel Loick

The German word Gewalt has a double meaning: it indicates a political force or power, as in the division of powers, but also forms of violence. Does this ambivalency represent a contradiction or rather the basis of public policies? How can this tension inherent to the term Gewalt be described sociologically and philosophically, and, proceeding from this, how can a political critique of police violence be formulated?

Discussion will be in English.