As Tunisia deals with the legacy of the Ben Ali regime, the framework of transitional justice is being used by many within the government and in civil society to guide the transformation. This includes the creation of a Tunisian Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice, the involvement of international groups such as the ICTJ, … Continue reading Transitional justice in Tunisia
Presenters at the Anarchism Today workshop will, along with others, be included in an upcoming publication from Routledge. In the meantime, if you're interested in more reading you may want to check out Anarchist Studies (which, oddly and sadly, is not open access) or Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education. Carl … Continue reading Anarchism Today
I’ve been thinking about ‘space’ for a long time. But usually I’ve come at it indirectly, though some other kind of engagement. The battles over globalisation, the politics of polace, the question of regional inequality, the engagements with ‘nature’ as I walk the hills, the complexities of cities. Picking away at things that don’t seem … Continue reading Quandaries of apparently contradictory feelings
Over the last few days I've stumbled across a few different texts that relate to research ethics and the ways in which we treat the subjects of research... I. The first, Jennifer Earl's (2000) 'Methods, movements and outcomes', advocates a more rigorous approach to the study of social movement outcomes. Earl outlines some of the … Continue reading Research ethics/research subjects
My new position, happily, gives me a little space and time to work on research and writing. I love this aspect of academic work: learning, thinking, trying to construct and reconstruct analyses. I'm working on a few projects at the moment, including transcribing some interview material from my trip to India, sending out book proposals … Continue reading Productivity, research, and academia
There's was an interesting debate about referencing over on the OUA Coffee Shop page on Facebook recently. I didn't have time to participate, since my recent datapocalype* meant I had to remark a heap of papers. I also feel a little uncomfortable participating in, or even reading, debates in what I think of as "student … Continue reading Why reference?
Over the last year, I've been enjoying having a break from the in-depth research and writing that a PhD requires. I've been enjoying the immediacy of teaching, of seeing the direct result of my efforts and of having easily achievable and clearly-defined goals. I've had time to dabble in other projects and work on developing … Continue reading Returning to research and writing