Social Anthropology Seminar Series
‘Exploring the nature of justice’
This seminar series seeks to explore competing conceptions of justice at play in key areas of legal, political, social and cultural life. Conflicting notions of justice come into play in a variety of social domains including, but not limited to: (a) the law: how is justice seen and experienced in different legal jurisdictions, and by judges and those being judged; (b) in court: does court architecture constrain due process; (b) in international development: how are the rights of local people affected by extractive industry; (c) in politics: are politicians accountable to the electorate; and (d) in everyday life: how do the rights of women stack up against the power of men. At a time when access to justice and recognition of a person’s entitlements depend increasingly on the possession of wealth, the contributors explore competing conceptions of, and experience of seeking, ‘justice’ in the contemporary world.
A 45-50 minute presentation will be followed by an open discussion.
Admission free. No booking required.