Journal on Law and the City

The Journal of Law City (ISSN 2317-7721), electronic publication of the professors of Law School of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), is pleased to announce your new number (vol. 07, no. 01, 2015) (see below) and open call for papers for the new number of Journal of Law City which will be … Continue reading

Protest and Activism With(out) Organisation

Please find details of a CFP for a Special Issue in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy which we hope is of interest and relevance to the group: ——- CFP: Protest and Activism With(out) Organisation ——-  The economic, political, social, cultural and environmental crises of our time continue to provoke and inspire a … Continue reading

Critical Look at ‘Smart’ Cities

Invitation to Symposium in Berlin June 19th and 20th, 2015:   Beware of Smart People! Redefining the Smart City Paradigm towards Inclusive Urbanism The current debate about Smart Cities is strongly influenced by technological and application-oriented hard perspectives that predominantly materialize through the insertion of smart infrastructures into existing urban systems. Citizens (as individuals) and urban societies (as bodies) remain passive beneficiaries, end users or consumers. … Continue reading

Conference: Antonio Gramsci

PAST AND PRESENT. Philosophy, Politics, and History in the Thought of Gramsci  International Conference 18-19 June 2015 King’s College London Speakers: Fabio Frosini (Urbino), Alex Loftus (KCL), Peter Thomas (Brunel); including contributions and chairing from: Derek Boothman (Bologna), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths), Magnus Ryner (KCL), Anne Showstack Sassoon (Birkbeck), Leila Simona Talani (KCL),  Stathis Kouvelakis (KCL), Alex … Continue reading

Resilience in the post-welfare inner city

Geoff Deverteuil has a new book out that looks quite interesting.  See his description below… _____________________________ I wish to draw your attention to my recent book, Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney (Policy Press, May 2015). For those of you in the London area, there will … Continue reading

New Zealand: Interesing Conference on Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change

Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change II: Possibilities, Ideas, Demands Second Annual Conference and Social Change Forum University of Auckland, 2-4 September 2015 Call Elites are delighted to be reassured that there never was a crisis and indeed there never will be. No financial crisis, which might interrupt profitability. No ecological crisis, which might despoil … Continue reading

Routledge Series on Radical Politics and History

Routledge is currently looking for book proposals to be included in a new book series, Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics. The series has two areas of interest. Firstly, it aims to publish books which focus on the history of movements of the radical left. ‘Movement of the radical left’ is here interpreted in its … Continue reading

Social Change: Conference at Birkbeck

“Reflections on Social Change: Metamorphosis or Transformation?” An interdisciplinary graduate conference being held at the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (London) on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May. The conference is organised around three related themes: 1. Social Change and Social Movements: Historical Perspectives Social change has often been achieved through the action of social … Continue reading