Legal Harms and the New Politics of Resistance

16 February 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Legal Harms and the New Politics of Resistance: Examining the Juridification of Social (in)justice, Legitimacy, Violence and Extremism.


Dr Eva Nanopoulos (Law)
Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe  (Criminology)
Dr Ryan Williams (Divinity)
Dr Amy Nivette (Criminology)

 

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Extremism and surveillance are top of the global political agenda. How do state responses to harm shape contemporary culture, and relate to interpersonal violence and resistance? To help us ponder these questions, In a series of four presentations, Nicky Padfield (Law) and Loraine Gelsthorpe (Criminology), will problematise the ways in which the legal system can both cause and prevent ‘harm’. Ryan Williams (Divinity) will draw on his analysis of prisoner heirarchies in high security prisons in England to discuss how faith is used as a route to resistance, and Amy Nivette (Sociology) will reflect on the relationship between state legitimacy and interpersonal violence. 

 

Open to all.  No registration required
Part of The Subversive Good Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities Research Group Seminar Series

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