Session Submission Type: Roundtable
This roundtable offers space to discuss state violence, organised harm, and resistance. The session aims to generate discussion around how criminologists might describe what is happening with state power, amid the increasing use of hate-driven policies to exclude, control, harm, and imprison marginalised communities. Amr and Hannah will open the panel with a paper outlining concerning global trends of rising authoritarianism, state enforcement and the violent crushing of resistance. Valeria will share research around a transdisciplinary framework to understand bottom-up resistance to atrocities. Roundtable discussion topics will include harms at borders and immigration detention sites; attacks to LGBTQI+ communities and human rights; the (ab)use of emergency powers flowing from Covid-19; and the crushing of resistance through state(-corporate) forces such as police, militaries, and private security companies. Panel members will be invited to respond and draw connections with their own research, before opening to an audience-led question and answer session.
Phil Carney, University of Kent
Valeria Vegh Weis, Konstanz University
Amr Marzouk, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rising State Violence and Politics of Hate - Amr Marzouk, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Hannah Wilkinson, University of Nottingham
2. What Do We Actually Know about Resistance? A Transdisciplinary Framework to Understand Resisting against Mass Atrocities from the Bottom Up - Valeria Vegh Weis, Konstanz University