Events

Events

16 March 2017, Dr Thomas Johnson, U. Sheffield, The Regulatory Dimension of Environmental Protest in China

16 March 2017, Dr Thomas Johnson, U. Sheffield, The Regulatory Dimension of Environmental Protest in China

 Thursday 16 March 2017, 4–5.30pm
 
University of Glasgow main campus, ROOM: To be confirmed
(Opposite D10 on the campus map:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_335384_en.pdf)
 

 

Speaker Bio: 
Thomas Johnson is a lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. His work to date focuses on public responses to pollution in China. He has published articles in a variety of journals including Environmental PoliticsThe China Quarterly, and Regulation & Governance
 
 
 

Past Events

Past Events

9 March 2017: Professor Karen Laidler, U. Hong Kong, 'Gone South: Thinking about Crime and its Control in the Greater China Region'

9 March 2017: Professor Karen Laidler, U. Hong Kong, 'Gone South: Thinking about Crime and its Control in the Greater China Region'

Thursday 9 March 2017, 4-5.30pm in the Boardroom (Room 139), 29 Bute Gardens

ABSTRACT
The study of crime and its control in Asia, particularly in the Greater China region has generated increasing interest and research among scholars (criminologists and area specialists), NGOs, and government bodies. This is due, in part, to the emergent social issues and problems arising from the rapid and phenomenal growth and presence of the region in the global economy, global consumption, large scale internal migration in China. Yet the theoretical and methodological tools adopted to study crime and control in Greater China have largely been “imported” from the Northern paradigm. This paper takes up the challenge by recent critical criminologists to look from within the periphery, and reflects on the development of criminology in Greater China, but particularly Hong Kong. I first look at the structural and colonial forces at play and the “Northern factors” in the shaping of what has emerged as a distinct type of administrative criminology (differing from that of the North), and how this has shaped the ways in which research and policy questions are raised, projects funded, and influenced public policy. I then turn our thinking on its head to ask, what lessons can the North learn from the South, by drawing from several research projects. The paper concludes with some reflections on moving South in theorizing about crime and its control.

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Karen Joe Laidler is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on drugs, sex work, youth gangs, and women’s imprisonment. As a native San Franciscan, she has been involved in criminological research since the 1980s, working with non-profit organizations and government agencies in Northern California. She moved to Hong Kong in the 1990s, and has witnessed the development of the city’s drug market over the past two decades. Her recent projects include a study on how young people obtain their drugs, drug use and risks among young gay men, and parallel trading between Hong Kong and mainland China, and its implications for identity.

 

This seminar is co-organised by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

 

ALL Welcome!

 

 

2 March 2017: the Party-State Nexus in China

2 March 2017: the Party-State Nexus in China

Dr Matthias Stepan, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin
Title: ‘The party-state nexus in China –  analysing the role of structures, processes, and individual actors in policymaking’.
 
Thursday 2 March 2017, 4–5.30pm
Room 122, 25 Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow main campus
(Opposite D10 on the campus map:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_335384_en.pdf)
 
You may be interested in also the related publications of Dr Stepan and colleagues at MERICS:
 
  1. The Merics Papers on China No.1 – China’s core executive:https://www.merics.org/de/merics-analysen/papers-on-china/chinas-core-executive-leadership-styles-structures-and-processes-under-xi-jinping/
 
  1. Interactive Graph - Party, State and Individual Leaders The Who’s Who of China’s Leading Small Groups:https://www.merics.org/en/merics-analysis/infographicchina-mapping/the-whos-who-of-chinas-leading-small-groups/
 
  1. A MERICS Blog on the accessibility of  government and party documents: Open government in China: bound to improve, within bounds
 
 
 
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Matthias Stepan is the head of the research programme on Chinese domestic politics at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). MERICS is a Berlin-based Think Tank on contemporary and practical research into China. Matthias Stepan is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s state-party nexus. His research focuses on the changing role of government, multi-level governance, better regulation, and the transformation of China’s social security system. Prior to joining MERICS, he worked as a researcher and junior lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2008-2010, he was affiliated with the Beijing based EU-China Social Security Reform Cooperation Project, where he supported the preparation of policy advice to Chinese central government ministries. Stepan is actively engaged in the academic exchange among leading European and Chinese experts in the field of public policy, especially social policy.
 

1 December 2016: Seminar, Carrying a Sword While Doing Business in Africa

1 December 2016: Seminar, Carrying a Sword While Doing Business in Africa

Dr Daniel Large, Assistant Professor, Central European University, Seminar:
Carrying a Sword While Doing Business in Africa: China’s Security Engagement in a Foreign Policy Frontier
 
1 December 2016, 4-5.30pm
Room 139, 29 Bute Gardens

2 February 2016, double bill seminar: Social infrastructure and Neighbourhoods

2 February 2016, double bill seminar: Social infrastructure and Neighbourhoods

2 February 2017, 45.30pm 
Dr Sun Xuan, Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University
Title: ‘Unwrapping the impact of social infrastructure on residential property values in Chinese cities’.
 &
Dr Li Chengguang, Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University
Title:  ‘Neighbourhood Distribution in Chinese Cities: A case study of Tianjin’.