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DEV Research Seminar – Wednesday 13th March

In conjunction with the LAW School, this Wednesday we welcome Mark Duffield from the University of Bristol as he presenting his work on global governance.


Why is nobody worried? From global governance to remote management

Wednesday 13th March | EH 0.12 | 3.30-5pm | Mark Duffield

With reference to the changing parameters of global governance, the talk explores the broad technological and epistemological implications of the shift from 'circulation' to 'connectivity'. With international space now deeply striated into fast, slow and stopped lanes, and levels of inequality threatening to surpass those of laissez-faire's belle epoch, connectivity certainly has its uses. Not least, we can leap across late-capitalism's expanding spatial and social divisions while avoiding the growing anger on the ground. At a time when nothing seems to add up - when the young have fewer life-chances than those enjoyed by their grandparents - is the giving up on knowledge born of experience to the optimistic belief that computers can do our thinking the reason we seem determined to party on?