Event Date: 30 April 2014
The Institute of Advanced Study
Millburn Hill Road
University of Warwick Science Park
The Kent Law School presents:
An ESRC Seminar Series
Seminar 4: Protest, Precarisation, Possibility
Increasingly, private law appears in the the government of unruly political movement and resistance – through the privatisation of public space and the designation of protest as trespass; through the contractualisation of public services and the discipline of labour; through the generation of private spheres where government power is deployed in unanticipated ways. How should we characterise the experience of government through private law? What vulnerabilities does private law highlight in those it governs? To what extent does private law confer overlooked capacities on troublesome actors, which can generate new strategies of resistance?
Speakers will include: Lisa Adkins (Newcastle Australia), Kenneth Veitch (Sussex), Honor Brabazon (Oxford), Elena Loizidou (BBK), Tara Mulqueen (BBK), Antonia Layard (Bristol), Steven Hirschler (York), Brenna Bhandar (SOAS), John Grayson (SYMAGG), Michael Segalov (Occupy Sussex), Chris Essen (Leeds) and Melanie Strickland (No Dash 4 Gas).
Panel 1 – Chair – Emily Grabham
Mike Segalov – Occupy Sussex
Elena Loizidou – Dreams, Feelings and Disobedience
Brenna Bhandar – Private Publics: juridical conceptions of the public good
Honor Brabazon – Juridification, Technocratisation, and Strategies of Dissent in the Neoliberal Political Sphere
Panel 2 – Chair – Matthew Thompson
Melanie Strickland – No Dash 4 Gas
Antonia Layard – Protecting (Urban) Public Spaces: Playing by the rules or playing out?
Chris Essen – The Private Life of Public Law: a PFI Social Housing Case Study
Tara Mulqueen – Neither Public Nor Private: An Historical Perspective on Co-operatives and Mutuals
Panel 3 – Chair – Mairead Enright
Lisa Adkins – Disobedient Workers, The Law and the Making of Unemployment Markets
Kenneth Veitch – Welfare and the Politics of Contract
Steven Hirschler – COMPASS Housing: The asylum experience and modes of resilience
John Grayson – Asylum Housing Rights in Asylum Markets – the campaign against G4S