Politics Lecture Series to explore the structure of refugeehood
05 February 2015
The next talk in the Politics Lecture Series will examine the notion of political responsibility for refugees.
For the first time since the Second World War there are more than 50 million refugees across the world. In this lecture, David Owen, Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Southampton, aims to make the view that the international refugee regime is not constructed in terms of humanitarian obligations but, rather in terms of political obligations as a result of how states interact with the concept of a global regime of international governance.
He will focus on the questions of: who is entitled to be a refugee; what criteria govern the fair distribution of refugees and how should we respond to problems of partial compliance.
In Loco Civitatis: on the normative structure of the international refugee regime, Friday 6 February, 2015 4pm, Old Sessions House, Og32
This event is open to the public and free to attend. No booking required.