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Summer Research Series: Policy and Resistance

Venue: Online

As statutory bodies develop responses to social problems and issues, commentators observe what is both destructive (e.g., socio-economic harms) and constructive (alternative remedies and agenda) about interventions. This talk identifies the significance of ‘resistance’ to these debates, with a focus on institutional contexts. It asks how transformation may be achieved through places and people not typically associated with emancipatory change.

Dr Rachael Dobson is a Lecturer in Criminology at Birkbeck.

School of Law Summer Research Series

This event is part of a series of live online events hosted by Birkbeck's School of Law over the coming weeks, showcasing the wide range of research undertaken by the Departments of Law and Criminology, as well as the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR).

The Summer Research Series will feature a number of researchers sharing their latest research with the public through live webinars.

You can sign-up to the events using the links below. Links to access the events will be sent out in due course. The events will be hosted using the free to access website Blackboard Collaborate.

Thursday 20th August Decision-making in the Court of Protection ‘needs a human element’: Provisional empirical findings from the Judging Values Project (Rebecca Stickler)

Monday 24th August Financial stability vs private law? (Dr Guido Comparato)

Thursday 27th August The ‘Facing all the Facts Project’ - understanding and improving the hate crime reporting and recording 'system' in Europe (Joanna Perry)

Monday 31st August The paradoxes of the right of peoples to self-determination: from Marx, Engels and Lenin to the Chagos Islanders Case in 2019 (Professor Bill Bowring)

Monday 7th September Royal Divorce: Taking Melodramas Seriously (Professor Daniel Monk)

Thursday 10th September A Passion for Ignorance (Professor Renata Salecl)

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