Title and Speaker
|19/09/2018||3.30-5pm||Joint SPERI/PERG Seminar
Jon Gamu -- Contentious Natural Resource Politics and the Political Economy of Community-based Licensing
Ellie Gore -- Queer activism and the political economy of development in Accra, Ghana
|10/10/2018||3.30-5pm||Political Theory RG - Book launch: Alasdair Cochrane's, "Sentientist Politics: A Theory of Global Inter-Species Justice"
With responses from Siobhan O'Sullivan (University of New South Wales) and Josh Milburn (University of York)
|15/10/2018||3-5pm||Jennifer Clapp, The Financialisation and Future of Food (with SPERI)||215|
Eric Helleiner (SPERI)
|31/10/2018||2-5.30||Locating the Boundaries of Environmental Politics - Workshop||216 (2-3.30) LT01 4-5.30)|
Warrender Lecture (Political Theory) Prof Katrin Flickschuh - The Idea of the State as a Failed Universal?'
Lecture Theatre 1
|14/11/2018||3.30-5pm||SPERI/PERG - Alice Evans
Hope for Reform: Strengthening Corporate Accountability in Global Production Networks
|ICOSS Conference Room|
|21/11/2018||3.30-5pm||International Politics Research Group||216|
|23/11/2018||1pm||Nick Timothy||Lecture Theatre 1|
|28/11/2018||3.30-5pm||Political Theory RG - Megan Blomfield - Responsibility for climate change in an unjust world||216|
|12/12/2018||3.30-5pm||Joint SPERI/PERG Seminar PREPPE -- Feminist Political Economy of the Weinstein Scandal||215|
|16/01/2019||3.30-5pm||Joint SPERI/PERG Seminar SPERI/PERG - Benjamin Selwyn (Sussex) -- The Struggle for Development||215|
|06/02/2019||3.30-5pm||SPERI/PERG Jacqueline Best (Ottawa) -- Neoliberalism, illiberalism and the dangers of wishful economic thinking||ICOSS Conference Room|
|13/02/2019||""||At the Border Event #1 What is the moral status of state territorial borders? Grace Blakeley (IPPR) / Graham Harrison (Sheffield) / Owen Parker (Sheffield) -- Does protectionism = nativism? Panel discussion||216|
|27/02/2019||""||At the Border Event #2 Where is the border?||216|
|06/03/2019||""||Political theory AND IPRG||216 and G19|
|13/03/2019||""||At the Border Event #3 Does protectionism = nativism?||216|
|20/03/2019||""||Locating the Boundaries of Environmental Politics||G18|
|27/03/2019||""||Noel Castree to the PERG/SPERI/Environment Group||216|
|01/05/2019||""||SPERI/PERG Will Davies (Goldsmiths) -- On Postneoliberalism||ICOSS Conference Room|
SPERI/PERG Daniel Mugge (Amsterdam) -- How the Numbers Lens of Economic Statistics Skews Global Politics
ICOSS Conference Room
Descriptions of Cross-Cutting Seminars. Academic year, 2018/19.
At the Border
A seminar series that focuses squarely on the idea of the border, and of borders meeting. We call this At the border to distil the numerous ways that borders feature in modern academic debate, scholarship and social life.
The (un)making of borders is a central question for contemporary politics. It raises vital questions about violence, (in)justice, community, history, knowledge, mobility, war, and the body. In the series we aim to ask: What, and where, is a border? What do borders do? How can we study borders? How and should borders be contested?
Each seminar will examine these questions from particular thematic perspectives. In doing so it will challenge and contest commonsensical accounts of the border as related to the ‘nation state’ and ‘migration’. For example, the seminars will engage with historical/political/conceptual analysis of the idea of the border; the intersection of borders and colonial oppressions – including race, class, sexuality and gender; attempts to normatively draw the borders of the ‘demos’; analysis of the effects of borders; a focus on specific borders and border ‘disputes’; ethnography of living ‘at the border’; ‘border thinking’ and the hybridity of ‘borderlands’.
Locating the Boundaries of Environmental Politics
The onset of climate change, biodiversity loss and the growing political salience of environmental issues makes the study of the environment increasingly important. The environment as a site of intellectual investigation is genuinely inter-disciplinary spanning inter alia development studies, geography, environmental sciences and ecology, economics, philosophy, history and the full range of politics subjects (International relations, international political economy, security, parties, institutions, policy studies, political theory etc). This breadth makes the subject an exciting one to engage with and perfect for a cross-cutting seminar series with staff from the Political Theory, Political Economy, International Politics and Governance and Participation groups. However, it also raises some challenges – what do we mean when we discuss the environment? Do we have a shared vocabulary and epistemological understanding of the term? Where are the boundaries of environmental politics and how can we navigate transdisciplinary spaces? More importantly given the increasing number of staff in the department studying the environment, how do we identify and locate ourselves in this fluid disciplinary space and communicate that to the wider world? This seminar series will address these questions by bringing together academics to address two central questions: What is the environment? How is the environment political?
For further information about any of the above, please contact Lucy Martinez (email@example.com) or Burak Tansel (firstname.lastname@example.org)