Book Launch: Everyday Border Struggles: Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais
ONLINE EVENT – 8th February 2023, 17:00-18:30
Presented by BREM – Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network
Join the meeting using this link on the day of the discussion: https://bit.ly/3WzTbFR
Thom Tyerman will discuss his book Everyday Border Struggles: Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais with Ana Aliverti (University of Warwick) and Joe Turner (University of York)
In an age of mobility, borders appear to be everywhere. Encountered more and more in our everyday lives, borders locally enact global divisions and inequalities of power, wealth, and identity. From the Calais ‘jungle’ to the UK’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, this book examines how borders in the UK and Calais operate through everyday practices of segregation. At the same time, it reveals how border segregation is challenged and resisted by everyday practices of ‘migrant solidarity’ among people on the move and no borders activists. In doing so, it explores how everyday borders are key sites of struggles over and against postcolonial and racialised global inequalities. This talk will be of interest to scholars and students working on migration, borders, and citizenship as well as practitioners and organisers in migrant rights, asylum advocacy, and anti-detention or deportation campaigns.
The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus – A Talk by Rebecca Roberts, PAIS Honorary Research Fellow
The Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) nexus, also referred to as the triple nexus, is the latest approach to improving the outcomes of humanitarian interventions through coordination and integration of cross-sectoral programming. This talk will consider the dilemmas and challenges for large-scale international operations adopting a triple nexus approach. The presentation will draw on personal experiences of large-scale international interventions in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Sudan.
Dr Roberts will also be willing to answer questions on her career trajectory from PhD to international development consultant.
When? Tuesday 24 January 2023, 5-6.30pm
Where? Oculus, OC0.05
This is an in-person event and all are welcome.
About the speaker: Rebecca Roberts is an Honorary Research Fellow in PAIS. She holds a PhD in Post-war Recovery and International Development and has over 20 years of experience conducting research in conflict-affected countries to inform the policy and practice of national and international responses. She specializes in stabilisation, governance and forced migration and has extensive experience in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia including in Sudan and South Sudan, Lebanon and Afghanistan. She has worked with governments, donors, UN agencies, local and national non-governmental organizations as well as affected populations.
Vaccine Hesitancy & Disinformation Podcast Launch
As part of the AHRC-DFG funded project: Moral Obligation and Epistemology: The Case of Vaccine Hesitancy, we have launched a podcast series.
We will be interviewing academics in health psychology, philosophy, politics and public health, as well as professionals working in public health, government, and social media. Topics explored in the podcast include: the rationality of hesitancy, conspiracy theories, misinformation, and hesitancy among vulnerable communities.
The podcasts will appeal to academics interested in the causes of vaccine hesitancy, and in the tools and methods we can use to increase vaccine uptake.
ECPR Research Opportunities
PAIS is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) – here is a reminder of events, opportunities and benefits for PAIS researchers, including PhD students.
The ECPR The Joint Sessions of Workshops will be held 25 – 28 April 2023 at Sciences Po Toulouse and Online. This is an excellent intensive series of workshops on specific topics. The call for papers is now open – browse the WorkshopsLink opens in a new window and submit your proposal here by 9 January 2023.
The ECPR General Conference will be held 4 – 8 September 2023 at Charles University, Prague. The deadline for paper proposals will be 28 February 2023 (see Home - ECPR General Conference, Charles University, 4 – 8 September 2023).
There is also – just – time to register for the ECPR Winter School on Social Science Methods, to be held 6 – 11 February 2023 at KU Leuven and Online. To secure your spot: click here to browse the course list, add your chosen course to the basket, and head to checkout. The course confirmation deadline is 19 December.
Because Warwick is a full ECPR member institution, there are funding opportunities especially for research students and early career researchers – see https://ecpr.eu/Funding/Funding. The easiest way to keep up with ECPR events and opportunities is to sign up to MyECPR at https://ecpr.eu/.
Any questions, please contact Warwick and PAIS’ official representative, Michael Saward (email@example.com).
Stuart Elden’s book The Archaeology of Foucault published by Polity
Stuart Elden’s book The Archaeology of Foucault has been published by Polity.
On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his inaugural lecture at the Collège de France. Between these dates, he published four books, travelled widely, and wrote extensively on literature, the visual arts, linguistics, and philosophy. He taught both psychology and philosophy, beginning his explorations of the question of sexuality.
Weaving together analyses of published and unpublished material, this is a comprehensive study of this crucial period. As well as Foucault’s major texts, it discusses his travels to Brazil, Japan, and the USA, his time in Tunisia, and his editorial work for Critique and the complete works of Nietzsche and Bataille.
It was in this period that Foucault developed the historical-philosophical approach he called ‘archaeology’ – the elaboration of the archive – which he understood as the rules that make possible specific claims. In its detailed study of Foucault’s archive the book is itself an archaeology of Foucault in another sense, both excavation and reconstruction.
This book completes a four-volume series of major intellectual histories of Foucault. Foucault’s Last Decade was published by Polity in 2016; Foucault: The Birth of Power followed in 2017; and The Early Foucault in 2021.
Further details on the book including the endorsements from Étienne Balibar, Clare O;Farrell and Camille Robcis can be found here.