Cities and Injustice Research and Enterprise Group

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This research and enterprise group is concerned with justice and injustices within and across cities.  We are interested in the injustices that emerge through an interplay of:

  • the uneven terrains of the city, including privatisation and gentrification, spatial dispossession, temporal exclusions;
  • the social city of differentiation, interaction, territoriality and liminality including issues of, housing segregation, homelessness and violence;
  • the unequal control and regulation in cities including policing command and control, neighbourhood beats and surveillance
  • Injustices of the cultural imaginations, experiences and design of the city;
  • Mobile injustices and migrations within and between cities

Research theme 1 - Mobilities and migrations. Cities are produced through mobilities within and between them. Mobility injustices pervade cities and migrations between cities are often borne of injustices. This theme considers the range of injustices that relate to mobilities and migrations, for instance, the ways mobility and immobility are used as tactics of states’ regulative power and ways spatial mobility and dispersion are longstanding economic and political ‘strategies’ linking mobile people for whom return is neither feasible nor desirable.

Research theme 2 - Violence. This theme eschews critiques that conceptualise types of violence - political, institutional, criminal, intimate, gendered, generational etc. - as paradigmatically distinctive. It recognises the interplay of structural and symbolic violence inherent, for example, in topics as diverse as organized crime; ethnic militancy; state terror; student movements; gender politics and sexual violence; and the impact of violence on communities; political and peace activism within communities; ways violence shapes subjectivity and selfhood; gun crime and police response. Our multi-dimensional approach is designed to provoke questions concerning taken-for-granted assumptions about approach and definition.

Research theme 3 - Policy and institutions. This theme reflects the work of academics who have worked on local and national policy and policymaking that has in recent years generated, and sought to protect against, spaces, encounters and practices of injustice across the city. The theme draws on a range of often multi stakeholder projects which have sought to divert, subvert and protect against unjust spaces and encounters in urban settings along the south coast.

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community Social Sciences
exclusion Social Sciences
employment policy Social Sciences
disarmament Social Sciences
crime prevention Social Sciences
marginality Social Sciences
radicalism Social Sciences
examination Social Sciences

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2017 2019

The politics of crime and militarised policing in Brazil

Pessoa Cavalcanti, R. & Garmany, J., 15 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ambivalence in digital health: Co-designing an mHealth platform for HIV care

Marent, B., Henwood, F. & Darking, M., 6 Sep 2018, In : Social Science & Medicine. 215, p. 133-141 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social scientist

Consecrating the Elite: Culturally embedding the financial market in the City of London

Simpson, A., 24 Feb 2018, From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. Geelan, T., Gonzalez Hernando, M. & Walsh, P. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

financial market
twenty-first century
political economy

Activities 2018 2020

Una criminología sureña de violencia y control: gobernando la inseguridad en el Sul global

Roxana Cavalcanti (Presenter)
23 Jan 2020

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

Southern Perspectives on Policing, Security and Social Order

Roxana Cavalcanti (Organiser), Peter Squires (Organiser)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: EventsEvent

Exploring vertical and horizontal urban spaces of care that are being 'claimed-back' for street homeless people in Sussex

Bethan Prosser (Presenter), Carl Walker (Presenter)
18 Jun 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation