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School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex 22 June 2018 Call for Papers Abstract submission deadline 6 April 2018 The event webpage:  http://www.sussex.ac.uk/law/research/towards_gender_equality Clashes between progressive and restrictive legislative reforms in the context of gender equality remain a characteristic of contemporary politics. We observe the first form of these clashes between domestic and…

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Next week the UCU (University and Colleges Union), which represents most people working as lecturers and researchers in universities, is beginning a wave of strikes. The strike is about cuts to pensions. Since there is a large financial hole in the main pension fund, the bodies that administrate that fund are hoping to lessen it…

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CLT | Critical Legal Thinking by Illan Rua Wall - 2w ago

The University and College Union (UCU) is going on strike. Following the refusal of the employer’s association (Universities UK – the UUK) to negotiate on their proposed cut to pensions, the UCU balloted members and 88% voted in favour of strike action. Barring a massive volte-face by the UUK, lecturers from 61 of the oldest…

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Last year, I went to an art exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn by the Swedish duo Lundahl & Seitl. After trailing around the gallery led by text messages from an unknown sender called “the Collector”, we were asked to don headphones and sightless goggles before we entered the second stage of the exhibition. The sensation…

The post Space, Assemblages, and the Hostile Border appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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Almost every constitution in Central and Eastern Europe contains the general characteristics of the community that has given itself a constitutional act. These characteristics are most often based on a national or civic approach to the notion of community, the appeal to the belief in God or the remembrance of the fight for independence and…

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Call for Participation (PhD students in all disciplines) A one-day Conference at the University of Kent, Canterbury 15th June 2018 http://ils2018.weebly.com/ Kent Law School is proud to launch and host the inaugural Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (ILS) Network and bi-annual Conference. The inaugural postgraduate research conference titled The Uses and Futures of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies aims…

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CLT | Critical Legal Thinking by Boaventura De Sousa Santos - 1M ago

Domination rests to such a degree on the society/nature duality that no liberation struggle will ever succeed unless that duality is overcome. In 1845, shortly after he published the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844, Karl Marx wrote his Theses on Feuerbach. The Theses were his first attempt at building a materialist philosophy that was…

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REGENERATION 6th _ 8th September, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK Call for Streams We invite proposals for streams to the 2018 Critical Legal Conference hosted by the Open University Law School within the theme of regeneration.  Further details of the conference, including registration, accommodation and travel, can be found on our conference webpage: http://law-school.open.ac.uk/events/CLC-2018 Proposals…

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The recent controversies about Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar’s “Ethics and Empire” project and UK Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s attack on “safe space culture” have both been defended on freedom of speech grounds. However, they are better understood as retrenching colonial thinking in universities. Nigel Biggar’s research project proposes to take a cost-benefit analysis of British imperial…

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Key Concept Whether one believes that law is provided by God (Natural Law), is created by human intellect (Positivism), a gendered institution perpetuating patriarchy (Feminism) or the maintainer of the status quo against marginalised groups (Critical Legal Studies), undergirding those beliefs is the assumption that law is autonomous. In its autonomy, law operates as an…

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