Events from 29 March, 2015
30th March, 20151:00pm-2:30pm
Law and Society Research Network is hosting an upcoming seminar on the topic of ‘Child-Adult Separation: Analogies, Links & Continuities’ presented by Dr. Hedi Viterbo from University of London.
30th March, 20155:30pm to 7:00pm
Please come and join the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies for an interesting seminar on the topic of ‘The Search for Sulh in Afghanistan’.
1st April, 201512.30 pm – 2.00 pm
As a result of increasing social inequalities, many democracies today witness a rise of far-right movements that challenge the essence of democratic government and political antagonism. Traditionally, the response to such phenomena has been either too soft involving a denial and submission, or too strong, through the curtailment of free speech and criminalization of political parties. Whichever the response, this situation is problematic, because it thrusts responsibility for protecting the rules of the democratic game to the game’s players, who may be tempted to use that leverage to their own advantage.
1st April, 20154.00 - 6.00 pm
The second G&IR colloquium about emerging trends in US and Saudi Arabia presented by Dr Jennifer Hunt is coming up on April 1st.
9th April, 2015 to 10th April, 2015
Less than five years after the 2011 ‘Arab Uprisings’, much of the MENA region remains mired in political turbulence. The democratic visions which initially fuelled the uprisings have been overshadowed by the renewal of authoritarian governance, sectarian violence, national disintegration, gender injustice and revival of jihadi ideologies.
16th April, 20153 - 5PM
Abstract: Papua New Guinea’s Sorcery Act was repealed by its Parliament in 2013, in response to a sensational series of sorcery-related killings and widespread sentiment among the legal profession that the Act was no longer fit for purpose.
29th April, 201512.30-2.00pm
27th May, 201512.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Beyond Lifestyle Politics in a Time of Crisis?: Comparing Young People’s Issue Agendas and Views on Inequality
Contemporary research on young people and politics routinely portrays their political engagement as: individualized not collectivist; issues but not ideology driven; and post materialist instead of materialist. This shift towards ‘lifestyle politics’, often characterized as a ‘politics of choice’, is assumed to be universal for young people, rather than shaped by traditional social cleavages and structures.