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Unmaking social protection
February 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFREE but booking with eventbrite is required
Tuesday 27 February 2018, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Speaker: Professor Steve Tombs, The Open University
Social and Political Sciences Seminar Series
Through the emergence of nascent forms of regulating business activities in the 1830s, Britain was the first capitalist country to begin to put in place system of social protection. That system is now being undone. The emergence (and ironies) of ‘better regulation’ as an attack on social protection are charted through outlining a series of key processes and mechanisms. Steve concludes by asking what the decline in social protection means in terms of the incidence of social murder.
Speaker biography: Steve Tombs is Professor of Criminology at The Open University. He has a long-standing interest in corporate and state crime and regulation. He works with the Hazards movement in the UK and has recently joined the Board of Inquest.
Other lectures in this series include:
- Nostalgic for war: Reflections on the stories we tell about World War II and contemporary British militarism
- Shaking the legal foundations of corporate power
Location: Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resources Centre
Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.