On this page, we list any forthcoming seminars in the Department of Politics. See also the seminars for all of SSIS.
Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.
|When||Time||Description||Add to your calendar|
|29 May 2019||14:00|
When States Come Out: Europe's Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility. Talk by Phillip M. Ayoub, PhD Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental CollegeIn the last two decades, the LGBT movement has gained momentum that is arguably unprecedented in speed and suddenness when compared to other human rights movements. This book investigates the recent history of this transnational movement in Europe, as well as backlashes to it, focusing on the diffusion of the norms it champions and the overarching question of why the trajectories of socio-legal recognition for LGBT minorities are so different across states. The book makes the case that a politics of visibility has engendered the interactions between movements and states that empower marginalized people - mobilizing actors to demand change, influencing the spread of new legal standards, and weaving new ideas into the fabrics of societies. It documents how this double-edged process of 'coming out' empowers some marginalized social groups by moving them to the center of political debate and public recognition and making it possible for them to obtain rights to which they have due claim. Full details
|4 June 2019||18:00||Full details||Add event|
|12 June 2019||13:00||Full details||Add event|
|18 June 2019||18:00||Full details||Add event|
|27 - 29 June 2019||Full details||Add event|