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Identities: 2007 CCIG Book Launch

23 June 2009

This is the second of two roundtable discussions that launched the new books of 13 members of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance. The discussion, focused on Identities, included Kath Woodward, Jane McCarthy, Sarah Neal, Helen Lucey, Darren Langdridge and Wendy Hollway. The discussion was chaired by Professor Ann Phoenix.

Citizenship and Governance: 2007 CCIG Book Launch

22 June 2009

This is the first of two roundtable discussions that launched the new books of 13 members of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance. The discussion, focused on Citizenship and Governance, included John Clarke, Janet Newman, Michael Saward, Paul Lewis, Jef Huysmans, Margaret Wetherell, Celia Davies and Elizabeth Barnett. The discussion was chaired by Professor Engin Isin, CCIG Director and co-editor of the journal Citizenship Studies.

Going Public? People, Policy and Politics – Professor Janet Newman Inaugural Lecture

19 May 2009

This inaugural lecture by Professor Janet Newman explores the changing fortunes of the public domain. The boundaries between the public, private and personal have become increasingly contested and blurred. In the process, we have become less clear about what constitutes a public domain and how we should act in it. How should the public interest be expressed? What sorts of institutions are needed to sustain it? Is there - and can there be - a distinctive conception of ‘public service’?

Doing Theory: Political Representation - Professor Michael Saward Inaugural Lecture

19 May 2009

What does it mean to 'do theory', or to be a theorist? This inaugural lecture by Professor Michael Saward reflects on how real-world political examples, and unexpected sources of ideas, can inspire theories. The example of political representation - a topic receiving a great deal of attention in both the theory and practice of politics today - is used to illustrate the often messy process of building, and knocking down, political theories. In particular, the lecture explores the issue of who has the right to speak for us in political matters.

Giles Mohan on China's Involvement with Africa

8 May 2009

Dr Giles Mohan, reader in the politics of International Development and CCIG member, gives a 90-second video lecture on China's involvement with Africa and why it may or may not be a good thing for the region. From ouView.

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