Citizens beyond corruption and crime: The case of Mexico

Dr. Trevor Stack (CISRUL Director), Irene Álvarez, Irán Guerrero, Denisse Román and Ariadna Sánchez (visiting postdoctoral researchers from Mexico) presented findings of their ESRC-funded project involving seven ethnographic researchers in Michoacán, a Mexican region heavily affected by criminal violence and corruption. Researchers and policy-makers have called for “citizen participation” or “civil society” to help address issues of crime-related violence and institutions that … Continue reading Citizens beyond corruption and crime: The case of Mexico

Radicalism and the Civil Sphere

Volume co-edited by Jeffrey Alexander (Yale) and Trevor Stack (CISRUL) for Cambridge University Press, 2018 forthcoming The book focuses on modes of political action usually condemned not only by government but by organizations from churches and charities to voluntary associations and social movements, as well as in the press. And not without reason. The acts … Continue reading Radicalism and the Civil Sphere

Autonomy, sovereignty and constitutional change

CISRUL-POLITICO workshop with Nancy Postero Organisers: Trevor Stack, Valentín Clavé-Mercier, and Chuck Sturtevant Time and venue: 1 February 2019, 12-3pm, Committee Room 2 (University Office) This workshop will explore autonomy and sovereignty in processes of constitutional change. Processes of constitutional change include not only moments in which new constitutions are adopted, but also academic, activist and judicial proposals for … Continue reading Autonomy, sovereignty and constitutional change

Conceptualizing “Political”

Workshop and PhD summer school Conceptualizing “Political” THURSDAY 13TH – FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019 PHD SUMMER SCHOOL, SATURDAY 15TH – SUNDAY 16TH JUNE Hosted by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) University of Aberdeen Topic The term “political” is generally used as loosely by scholars as by the public. This workshop does … Continue reading Conceptualizing “Political”

Conceptualizing “Political”

Workshop and PhD summer school THURSDAY 13TH – FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019 PHD SUMMER SCHOOL, SATURDAY 15TH – SUNDAY 16TH JUNE Hosted by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) University of Aberdeen Topic The term “political” is generally used as loosely by scholars as by the public. This workshop does not aim … Continue reading Conceptualizing “Political”

Decolonising Political Concepts

Inter-Disciplinary Conference THURSDAY 19TH – FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019 Hosted by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) University of Aberdeen With keynotes by Ritu Vij, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, and a workshop led by Julie Cupples Topic Postcolonial and decolonial thinkers and activists have spent the last decades unravelling the intellectual, political and structural legacies of colonialism … Continue reading Decolonising Political Concepts

The Ghost of Hitler in South Africa

Roundtable discussion with Shirli Gilbert and John de Gruchy The memory of Nazi Germany as a source of religious complicity and resistance in apartheid South Africa — A roundtable discussion with John de Gruchy and Shirli Gilbert The rise of right wing populist and political movements has meant that memories of Nazism are once again … Continue reading The Ghost of Hitler in South Africa