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Book Launch: Republic of Islamophobia - The Rise of Respectable Racism in France

Book Launch: Republic of Islamophobia - The Rise of Respectable Racism in France
Date
28 February 2018 (16:00-18:00)
Location
S-1.27 (Strand Building)
Description
Drawing on interviews conducted in Paris in 2015-16, Wolfreys highlights the work of independent grassroots campaigns and activists organising to confront racism. Informed by their experience, he aims to provide tools for those confronting the wider backlash against Muslims that is embedding itself in Europe and the US.

Dictators and Democrats: Democratic Backsliding in the 21st Century

Dictators and Democrats: Democratic Backsliding in the 21st Century
Date
14 March 2018 (16:00-18:00)
Location
Bush House S2.01
Description
In Robert Kaufman's lecture, he will present the findings in his recent book, Dictators and Democrats, on regime transitions in developing countries and discuss their implications for the current challenges to liberal democracy that have materialized in the age of Trump.

Book launch: Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability, and democracy

Book launch: Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability, and democracy
Date
28 March 2018 (16:00-18:00)
Location
Bush House S2.01
Description
This book analyses the impact of European Union (EU) membership on power dynamics, focusing on the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party (PS), and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD).

Racialized Citizenship and the Complicity of Social Science: The Case of Britain in light of Brexit

Racialized Citizenship and the Complicity of Social Science: The Case of Britain in light of Brexit
Date
2 May 2018 (16:00-18:00)
Location
VWB 1.34
Description
The concepts we use in political debates matter. The shape of those concepts – that is, the ways in which they are configured in relation to the highlighting of particular histories and the silencing of others – matter. Speaker: Prof. Gurminder Bhambra (Sussex).
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