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Resisting the Punitive State – One Day Conference

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University of Liverpool

Liverpool

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The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for a range of critical scholars and activists to debate the nature and status of resistance in the current period of economic and political instability. Building on previous scholarship documenting and theorising the social damage caused by austerity and the nature of state-corporate harm, we wish to explore what the current phase means for political action and grassroots organising. We are interested in exploring the current challenges and opportunities that anti-austerity and anti-state forms of resistance movements are currently facing.

Papers will address some of the following issues:

- The role of activism in redefining welfare and criminal justice reforms as punitive and injurious

- Case studies of campaigning interventions by various social movement networks to explore contemporary strategies of resistance, especially thinking through failures and successes

- The contribution of activist scholarship to political challenges to oppressive state and corporate practices

This is a free event with lunch and refreshments provided. Spaces are limited so please sign up here to guarantee attendance.

Full programme to follow shortly. Any questions or quieries about the event please contact Dr. Emily Hart (E.L.Hart@liverpool.ac.uk) or Dr. Joe Greener (J.Greener@liverpool.ac.uk)


Confirmed speakers so far are David Whyte (University of Liverpool), Raphael Schlembach (Brighton University), Lisa McKenzie (Middlesex University) and David Scott (Open University), there are more speakers to follow.


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