13. Juni 2017

Shalini Randeria: Dispossession and Capitalist Development Designs:

A View from India

aus der Reihe: Bausteine des Kapitalismus, 2. Staffel

Post-colonial states are states of endemic expropriation. Large-scale rural and urban displacement, destruction of livelihoods and dispossession mark the "necropolitics" (Mbembe) of their neoliberal transformation. The lecture will illustrate these dynamics using empirical material on Special Economic Zones, infrastructure and biodiversity
conservation projects and intellectual property rights.
It will be argued that if law is a tool of the cunning state in this „ursprüngliche“ accumulation, courts are also the sites for contesting these developmental designs. What are some current challenges for the protection of human rights and the exercise of citizenship rights towards rendering accountable various actors, be these states, multinational corporations or international organisations?

Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria; Rektorin des Instituts für die
Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Wien, sowie Professorin für Ethnologie und Soziologie am Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies der Universität Genf

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl, Soziologe; Direktor des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung

Ort: Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg
Beginn: 19 Uhr
Eintritt: frei

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