Laurent de Sutter

More than offering a new set of political proposals for a New Deal in Europe, I strongly believe that DiEM25 and European Spring incarnate a new style of politics – a new way of behaving, talking and even looking political.

More than offering a new set of political proposals for a New Deal in Europe, I strongly believe that DiEM25 and European Spring incarnate a new style of politics – a new way of behaving, talking and even looking political. One doesn’t go without the other: it is the condition for its program to have a chance to be achieved one day.

Born in Brussels, on December 24, 1977, I teach Legal Theory at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, while also serving as an editor of book series for both Presses Universitaires de France in Paris, and Polity Press in London. I’m the author of eighteen books (plus a comic) dedicated to topics pertaining to the police and politics of the present, translated into nine languages. With these books, as well as my teachings, conferences and media interventions, I have been trying to push forward a critical agenda questioning the most crucial assumptions of the neoliberal consensus. It is also through them that I discovered DiEM25, being the editor of DiEM25 co-founder Srecko Horvat’s The Radicality of Love.