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Roundtable: Discipline and the neoliberal state

Bush House S2.01
24/01/2018 (16:00-18:00)
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Description: In this roundtable we engage in a discussion on what discipline means, and its connections with the neoliberal state. In which ways are we disciplined in our everyday life, and how is discipline a form of governance?

Speakers: Mark Neocleous (Brunel), Cemal Burak Tansel (Sheffield), and Sara Salem (Warwick)

Biography: Mark Neocleous is Professor of the Critique of Political Economy at Brunel University. He has published numerous books, articles and book chapters. His most recent work has been towards the development of a critique of security, taking his earlier work on the state, the fabrication of order and the political mobilization of fear in a new direction. This has most recently resulted in an extensive argument concerning the overlapping modalities of the powers of war and police.

Cemal Burak Tansel is Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. Burak’s research focuses on the historical sociology of state formation and capitalist development in the Middle East and the political economy of development. He is the editor of States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017).

Dr Sara Salem is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick. Sara’s research looks at questions of political economy, feminist and gender studies, postcolonialism, history, and Marxism in the particular context of the Middle East. She has recently published journal articles on transantional feminism, postcolonial nationalism, and capitalist development in Egypt. 



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