Unit for Global Justice


The Research Unit for Global Justice studies the legal and ethical implications of contemporary global social change. The Unit aims to bring together researchers and practitioners concerned with changing social and technical forms and their implications for how we understand justice, ethics, and law in the new global world.

Podcasts in this series

Adam Hanieh: Revolution and the Gulf Arab States: Rethinking Class and State in the Middle East

Adam Hanieh

The tremendous changes in the Middle East over the last two years have provoked a range of debates around the nature of the region's political economy. This presentation argues that an important - and often overlooked - dimension to this is the growing weight of accumulation at the regional scale. Neoliberal transformation has acted to facilitate the internationalisation of capital throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, closely tying together domestic and regional capital accumulation centered upon the Gulf Arab States.

Mon, 06 May 13 2

Laleh Khalili: A New Sparta: The Discreet Charms of the US Navy SEALs

Laleh Khalili

US hegemony in the Tricontinents has always hinged on the threat and enactment of military force. Given the astronomical costs of its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its military posture has recently shifted pronouncedly from personnel-intensive liberal counterinsurgencies -with their discourse of improvement, development, and "hearts-and-minds"- to "counterterrorism" efforts dependent on manned and unmanned aerial assassinations and special operations forces.

Tue, 26 Mar 13 0

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos:Atmospheres: Cities, ecologies, animals, justice

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Andreas shall deal with airs and sounds and scents, while keeping an eye on the law. His field of enquiry is the concept of atmosphere, namely the interstitial area between sensory and affective occurrences. Atmospheres are legally determined. The law controls affective occurrences by regulating sensory stimulation, guiding thus bodies into corridors of sensory compulsion – an aspect of which is consumerism in capitalist societies.

Tue, 12 Mar 13 0