Dr. Titipol Phakdeewanich is based at the Faculty of Political Science at Ubon Ratchathani University in Thailand. Previously, he has been a Visiting Research Fellow on Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University, Sweden. His research is focused on finding actual solutions to problems experienced by the under-represented, marginalised, and disenfranchised groups within Thailand. In this seminar, Dr. Phakdeewanich discusses the relevance of the Thai ‘patronage system’ as a paradigm for understanding politics in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 25th February 2022
Time: 09:00-10:00 AM
Venue: Zoom meeting
This seminar is part of the East Asia Study Group (EASG) Seminar Series. For further information, meeting link and passcode, please contact the EASG at email@example.com
The Critical South Asia Group at Warwick presents: Vernacular Rights Cultures
How to decolonise global human rights? This panel discussion will launch Sumi Madhok's new book Vernacular Rights Cultures.
Thursday 20 January 2022
17:30 – 19:00 GMT (Online)
About this event
Vernacular Rights Cultures argues that decolonising global human rights requires a serious epistemic accounting of the historically and politically specific encounters with human rights, and of the forms of world-making that underpin the stakes and struggles for rights and human rights around the globe. It demonstrates that subaltern struggles call into being different and radical ideas of justice, politics and citizenship, and open up different possibilities and futures for human rights.
Upendra Baxi (Research Professor of Law, Jindal Global Law School)
Yassin M. Brunger (School of Law, Queen's University Belfast)
Bal Sokhi-Bulley (School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex)
Illan Wall (School of Law, University of Warwick)
Sumi Madhok (Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics)
Shirin Rai (Warwick Interdisciplinary Centre for International Development; PAIS, University of Warwick)
Dr. June Park is a 2021-22 Fung Global Fellow of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. In this seminar, Dr. Park discusses work related to her upcoming book DIGITAL TRADE WARS & CURRENCY CONFLICT: China, South Korea and Japan’s Responses to U.S. Protectionism since COVID-19. Using a framework of institutional variance, it investigates why the three countries have not acted the same upon encountering US protectionism pre- and post-COVID-19 and offers a mechanism for predicting policy moves. The seminar specifically focuses on how supply chains have been employed in competition between the US and China, and more locally between Japan and South Korea.
This event will be relevant to colleagues interested in the Asia-Pacific; regions and regionalisation; and international political economy. It is part of the East Asia Study Group (EASG) Seminar Series.
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Seminar Title: The Weaponisation of Supply Chains in the Contactless Economy under COVID-19: The Role of the US-China Race for Supremacy in AI in the Japan-South Korea Chip War
Date: 2nd December 2021
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Registration for the first online event of the BEAR Policy Conference on May 4th 2021 is now open.
The next Q-Step research seminar will take place on Zoom next Monday, 15th June, 2pm–3pm.
Robin Harding, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, https://www.robinharding.org/
"Terrorism, Trust, and Ethnic Identification: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nigeria"
Abstract: Terrorism is increasingly a problem across Africa, but as yet little work has sought to investigate its political effects. Studies in Europe and the US suggest that terrorist attacks can increase political trust, but it is unclear whether we should expect these findings to hold in a context where political institutions are often fragile, and where political violence is frequent. We investigate this question in Nigeria, where terrorism has been widespread and increasing over the past decade. Making use of unexpected attacks by the extremist group Boko Haram, which occurred during the fieldwork of a public opinion survey, we show that even in a context of weak state institutions and frequent terrorist activities terrorist attacks significantly increase political trust. Previous studies in other contexts have attributed such effects to a "rally round the flag" mechanism, whereby people look to national state institutions as the legitimate source of security in the face of terrorist threat. A further implication of this argument is that terrorism should result in a stronger sense of collective national identity. Counter to this, we find that terror attacks in this context actually reduce the salience of respondents' national identity, instead significantly increasing ethnic identification. This fits with arguments from social psychology which suggest that fear and insecurity can lead people to identify more strongly with their in-group. These findings have important implications for understanding the political effects of terrorism in contexts where society is divided along ethnic lines and where ethnic divisions are politically salient.
Meeting ID: 274 739 0271