Ethnographic study of parliaments in the UK, Myanmar and Ethiopia

Deepening democracy through political scrutiny

The fashionable idea of ‘evidence-based’ law-making implies that expert opinion consists of incontrovertible facts that can be turned into solutions, irrespective of politics. Laws about children are often conceived as if they are especially free from contamination by politics. At a seminar on 22 May, Emma Crewe, Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS, will challenge such assumptions, relying on a contemporary historical and ethnographic study to demonstrate how evidence and politics are entangled when you have conflicts over cultural change.

This event has been organised by Kent Law School and the Welfare State research cluster in SSPSSR and you can book a place online.

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