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Sociology and Public Policy
Research Seminar Series
Autumn Term 2010


Thursday, 28 October 2010, 1-2 p.m. (MB757)

‘What might the articulation of the Logics of Critical Explanation and Material Semiotic Relationality do for critical policy analysis and radical democracy?’

Dr. Karen West

Thursday, 11 November 2010, 12-1 p.m. (MB737)

‘University ranking as ideology: the global consolidation of elite power’

Drs. Sarah Amsler and Chris Bolsmann

Thursday, 18 November, 1-2 p.m. (MB757)

‘Institutional conversion in the UK NHS: the importance of organisational analysis'

Dr. Anneliese Dodds

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 12-1 p.m. (MB737)

‘The meaning of critical cultural practices in the “transformation economy”’

Dr. Sarah Amsler

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 1-2 p.m. (MB757)

‘The future of climate policies’

Dr. Reiner Grundmann

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 1-2 p.m. (MB757)

'Can Governmentality explain contemporary state changes, and are we witnessing the development of 'reconstituting neoliberalism'?'

Dr. Crispian Fuller 


Thursday, 10 February 2011, 1-2 p.m. (MB747)

'Representation in the First African World Cup: ‘’World-class’’, Pan-Africanism, and Inclusion and Exclusion'

Dr. Chris Bolsmann

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 1-2 p.m. (MB737)

Pregnant and Pissed? The construction of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the UK

Dr. Pam Lowe

Thursday, 10 March 2011, 1-2 p.m. (MB737)

Resistance and Survival, Social Science at Aston: A Comparison of the 1980s and Now

Henry Miller 


To view seminar abstracts, please click the title of the paper concerned.
For more information, please contact Sarah Amsler at s.s.amsler@aston.ac.uk