The Contentious Politics Workshop meets monthly in Michaelmas and Lent Term. The workshop functions as a reading group for graduate students and faculty to discuss a relevant, pre-agreed text, as well as providing a seminar space to present ongoing research.
We welcome new members who are engaged in the study of contentious politics, which includes topics such as: social movements, popular mobilization, labour activism, popular resistance, ‘weapons of the weak’, collective action, armed struggle and revolution.
To join the mailing list, please email Jann Boeddeling (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nawal Mustafa (email@example.com). Lunch is provided, but please join the mailing list to pre-order.
Monday 4 February 2013
Dr. George Lawson (LSE – International Relations) – Anatomies of Revolution
Thursday 7 March 2013
Professor Charles Tripp (SOAS) – The Politics of Resistance
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Professor Gilbert Achcar (SOAS) - The People Want? A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising
Friday 27 September 2013
Professor Sidney Tarrow (Cornell) - The Language of Contention: Revolutions in Words, 1688-201
Thursday 31 October 2013
Reading Group (Marxism and Social Movement Theory)
Thursday 14 November 2013
Dr Abdel Razzaq Takriti (Sheffield) - Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-7
Friday 6 December 2013
Dr Michael Biggs (Oxford) - The Mismeasurement of Strikes and the Distortion of Protest Trends: Evidence from Britain in the 1980s and 1990
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Dr Jereon Gunning (Durham) - Why Occupy a Square? People, Protest and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution