28 June 2019: Workshop “The Ambiguity of Violence as Resistance

PROGRAMME AVAILABLE NOW: The Ambiguity of Violence as Resistance programme

Date/Time: Friday, 28 June 2019, 10am-6pm
Location: Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson Land (University of Edinburgh), Holyrood RoadThe Ambiguity of Violence as Resistance programme

This workshop will examine violence as resistance in the service of freedom and justice across boundaries of time, geography, academic disciplines, theory, and practice. It addresses interrelated questions including: When is violence as resistance legitimate? Where are the limits to the state’s monopoly on legitimate violence? What are the moral and political costs of emancipatory violence? Are the boundaries of what is considered legitimate shifting, and how does this compare to past understandings? How are specific movements framing these boundaries? Speakers and participants are invited to explore these and other questions in relation to contexts from climate-change protests to anti-capitalist and anti-colonial struggles, from defensive power in newly constituted political orders to critiques of the war on terror.


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Natasha Basu (University of Amsterdam)
  • Carlos Frade (University of Salford)
  • John Holloway (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico)
  • Ruth Kinna (Loughborough University)
  • Brian Larkin (Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre)
  • Ben Smoke (Stansted 15)
  • Neelam Srivastava (University of Newcastle)

TICKETS HERE: https://ambiguityofviolenceasresistance.eventbrite.co.uk


Citizens, Nations and Migration (CNaM) Network
Global Justice Academy and Global Development Academy
School of Social and Political Science
Politics and International Relations
All at the University of Edinburgh