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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series w/ LIORA ISRAËL & ALEXANDRA JORDANOSKA
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series
Friday, April 20, 2018
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (ÉHESS), Paris
“Rights on the Left?
Social Movements, Law and Lawyers after 1968 in France”
Like in the United States and probably most European countries, the last half of the twentieth century is in France ‘in part, a story of law’s role in movements for social change’, to quote Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold. In this regard, the social and political context of the 1970s is crucial, and most notably, the “dynamics of contention” involving lawyers as professionals and as citizens in the wake of the May 1968 events. Focusing on the case of France, this chapter argues that the political events in May 1968, and the subsequent social movements in the early 1970s were a fertile ground for the development of new forms of legal activism and consciousness. Lawyers – at least some of them – were responsible for mobilising law and rights increasingly as part of social movement activism. In this process, issues of legal aid, legal services, and legal counselling are crucial to understanding the linkages that were created to render the legal system accessible to the deprived, marginalised, and segregated segments of the population. This analysis depicts how law became progressively a legitimate frame for collective action in the wake of new social movements, but at the same time a new type of constraint.
University of Manchester
“Governmentality and Risks in Financial Markets:
Insights on Actuarialism in Governing Finance”
This paper applies the governmentality literature to the area of regulatory enforcement in financial markets. Using a case study of the UK conduct of business regulator, the powerful Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and drawing from original empirical data on its enforcement practices, the paper examines the proliferation and implementation of actuarial, or risk-based methods, assessments and practices in the control of financial misconduct. Particular attention is given to the rationales and discretionary use of specific administrative penalties against offenders. The paper examines how these practices contribute towards the social construction of risk in the governing of the UK financial markets.
Beverages and light refreshments provided.
Jonathan Simon, FACULTY DIRECTOR I Rosann Greenspan, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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