Als einen Nachtrag zur kürzlich erfolgten Ankündigung der kommenden Common Session im Frühjahr 2009 in Barcelona,
könnt Ihr nachfolgend das offizielle Programm einsehen.
BARCELONA COMMON SESSIONS
The Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology
Penal System and Human Rights
How European democracies develop in the framework of contemporary crisis?
Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona
Date: 22nd-24th April 2009
The consequences that the crisis of welfare culture have produced for the penal system (and also to another spheres of public policies), specially after the attacks against the United States on September 11th 2001, are very clear in western Europe in the last years. Zero-tolerance, emergency and/or exceptionality legislation, war against terrorism, extraordinary renditions… The current trend however seems clear enough: the punitive management of poverty, the thoroughgoing flexibilization of markets, more and more criminalization for dissenters and the `rolling back‘ of state-provided welfare. The „public“ sphere seems to be moving in these directions. There seems to be little immediate prospect of restraining the deployment of punitive power.
In this environment it is very important and necessary to probe deeper and analyze these sightings in a critical way. This can prepare us to offer some resistance to pan-penalism – the seemingly limitless expansion of the „penal question“ as an instrument for the manufacture of consensus and the government of public opinion. By this means we may strive, on the one hand, to forestall the total demolition of the foundations of the guarantee model of the social order and, on the other, to develop a creative imagination that can pay attention to the claims of needy people. We hope that this way we propose here may prove to be a resource for mobilization and not of paralysis.
Participants: University of Kent (UK); Middlesex University, (UK); Erasmus University, Rotterdam, (Netherlands); University of Barcelona (Spain); Hamburg University (Germany); University of Ghent, (Belgium); Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, (Greece); University of the Peloponnese, Corinth, (Greece); John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, (USA).
Scientific and administrative coordination: Mónica Aranda, Cristina Fernández, Alejandro Forero, Gemma Nicolás, Héctor Silveira and Iñaki Rivera
Das offizielle Programm gibt es hier im PDF-Format.
[Update 02.01.2009: Da es sich um ein vorläufiges Programm in einem frühen Planungsstadium der Tagung handelt, wurde ich gebeten, das Programm zunächst wieder offline zu nehmen.]