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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – GAGAN CHHABRA & HOLLY PELVIN
Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series
Friday, February 8, 2019
Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)
“Converging Disability Laws in Diverging Country Contexts: Why Did Norway and India Adopt Similar Policies on Employment of Persons with Disabilities?”
Norway and India have adopted similar social regulation policies aimed at the employment of persons with disabilities since the 1990s. Countries adopt social regulation policies, i.e. antidiscrimination laws and design for all principles, owing to multiple international and domestic factors. This article uncovers some common factors leading to this policy convergence. A qualitative case study in Oslo and New Delhi was conducted in two phases wherein; first, 24 documents and policies were reviewed, and thereafter, 25 policy experts were interviewed. Findings indicate that the observed policy changes are connected to three converging trends: first, the political influence of international treaties; second, policy learning occurring in networks among elites and epistemic communities; third, mass mobilization of persons with disabilities and their organizations. The findings suggest increasing globalization of social regulation policies.
University of Alberta (Canada)
“‘I just have a problem with the surety’: Barriers to Pretrial Release in Canada”
Drawing on in-depth interviews with 120 pretrial detainees, this paper examines barriers to bail release for accused people in Ontario, Canada. To obtain bail release, interviewees were uniformly required to produce a surety, a person who is a relational equivalent to a bail bondsmen that will act as a community supervisor. Yet, only half the interviewees could produce a surety. In this paper, I highlight the normative and practical constraints of the surety requirement and consider how this system contravenes the legislative intention of bail and may challenge assumptions about the nature of punishment before conviction.
PLACE Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Avenue
TIME 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Beverages and light refreshments provided.
Jonathan Simon, FACULTY DIRECTOR I Rosann Greenspan, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.
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