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Continuing our cooperation with Law & Critique, today Giorgia Baldi returns to her article ‘The Burqa Avenger’ (full text available here). In 2004, when Aheda Zanetti created the burkini, a swimsuit that covers the body leaving the face, hands and feet uncovered, its purpose was to increase Muslim women’s agency by allowing them to enjoy…

The post Law & Critique: Burkini, Bikini & The Female (Un)dressed Body appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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I was on Liffey Street with the smokers when the referendum polls closed. A gang of us friends – canvassers and campaigners – had been having dinner together in an upstairs room in a restaurant on the quays. Two big raucous tables. Too much red wine. Loud, joking, beside ourselves with nerves. The day had…

The post The Labour of Legal Change: On the Final Days of the Irish Pro-Choice Referendum appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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Social movements often attempt to address exclusion and inequality by making political claims that rely on legal ideas such as human rights or sovereignty. They also frequently use legal institutions and forms in their political activism, for example, by pursuing legislative change or class actions. This project draws on critical theory to explore the strengths…

The post UNSW PhD Scholarship in Social Movements, Political Activism & Legal Change appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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Several things in the news recently have made me want to write again about Critical University Studies (CUS) – a discipline that has been given momentum in the UK by the USS pensions strikes of spring 2018. As I visited a number of campus rallies and teach-outs, I became aware of a real thirst for…

The post Can Critical University Studies Survive the Toxic University? appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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Several things in the news recently have made me want to write again about Critical University Studies (CUS) – a discipline that has been given momentum in the UK by the USS pensions strikes of spring 2018. As I visited a number of campus rallies and teach-outs, I became aware of a real thirst for…

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Continuing our cooperation with Law & Critique, today we are presenting the work of Josh Bowsher. A full text of the article published in Law & Critique can be viewed here. Our understanding of transitional justice is dominated by an avowedly normative body of scholarship whose allure is rooted in its technocratic promise to solve real…

The post Law & Critique: Transitional Justice as ‘Omnus et Singulatim’ appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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We are thrilled to be working with Law and Critique, the primary critical legal studies journal. In the coming months we will be featuring blogs from some of their most recently published authors, these will include links to open-access read-only versions of their journal articles. Our first blog comes from Kay Lalor. The full text…

The post Law & Critique: Encountering the Past appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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WTFLabourLaw (Working on The Future of Labour Law) 1st Progressive Labour Law Scholars Summer Camp 29 August – 2 September 2018 @ ExFadda, San Vito dei Normanni (BR), Puglia, Italy CALL FOR PARTICIPATION The Call The Labour Paradigm announces this Call for participation in the inaugural Progressive Labour Law Scholars Summer Camp WTFLabourLaw (Working on…

The post First Progressive Labour Law Scholars Summer Camp, 29 August – 2 September 2018, Italy-Puglia appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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“None of this is happening. We think we’re here but we aren’t.” I am in Tigh Neachtain in Galway with Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A.on the 10th of April.  We are having an abortion referendum in Ireland on May 25, to repeal the anti-abortion Amendment they put into the Constitution in 1983. All over the country, there…

The post Watching Women’s History in the Irish Pro-Choice Referendum appeared first on Critical Legal Thinking.

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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) is not the most often cited of the post-war French philosophers. Yet, radical, nihilistic, prophetic, Baudrillard’s philosophical critique of post-modern society, and specifically his idea of the ‘hyperinformation society’ emanating from his more well-known concept of ‘hyperreality’, is surprisingly apt for understanding the current climate of fake news. Today, ‘fake news’ has…

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