• Toulouse

    Call for papers - Thought

    Applying Emmanuel Levinas' thought

    Vingt ans après la disparition d'Emmanuel Levinas, cette journée d'étude tendra à explorer les possibilités ouvertes par son œuvre dans l'analyse des pratiques et la conception de nouvelles pratiques.

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  • Tallinn

    Call for papers - Thought

    Social divisions, surveillance and the security state

    43rd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

    Despite the existence of widespread public discourse about equality and human rights, social, racial, sexual, ethnic, religious, political and economic divisions continue to mark societies across the globe. In many countries, these divisions have even widened under the pressure of competing nationalist and populist discourses which highlight difference rather than common humanity. Today, new technologies of surveillance are used on both a national and supra-national level to classify, segregate and control all those who are thought to threaten the mythical cohesion and security of nation-states. Whilst it was thought that the end of the Cold War and the spread of globalisation would lead to the erosion of boundaries of all kinds, on the contrary old boundaries are being rebuilt and new ones created. These boundaries have spread far beyond the traditional borders of nation state as surveillance and security have come to dominate the agendas of international organisations.

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