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Unmaking social protection

February 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required

Steve Tombs

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:

Location: Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resources Centre

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.


February 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required


University of York Open Lecture Series
01904 324778
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Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resources Centre
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