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Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics

Wednesday 5 February 2020 18:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-05T18:00:002020-02-05T18:00:00 Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of PoliticsThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos, Associate Professor in Politics & IR
Cluster
Law, Justice & Society Research Cluster and FLJS
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
not_recommended
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
phil dines
Contact email
phil.dines@fljs.org

In this book colloquium, a panel discussion will assess British judge and historian Lord Sumption's provocative bestseller Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics, which expands on arguments first laid out in his 2019 Reith Lectures. In the past few decades, legislatures throughout the world have suffered from gridlock. In democracies, laws and policies are just as soon unpicked as made. It seems that Congress and Parliaments cannot forge progress or consensus. Moreover, courts often overturn decisions made by elected representatives. In the absence of effective politicians, many turn to the courts to solve political and moral questions. Rulings from the Supreme Courts in the United States and United Kingdom, or the European court in Strasbourg may seem to end the debate but the division and debate does not subside. In fact, the absence of democratic accountability leads to radicalisation.

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Liberal International Order in Trouble

Monday 2 March 2020 17:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-02T17:30:002020-03-02T17:30:00 Liberal International Order in TroubleThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Senior Research Fellow in International Relations, Oxford, and former President, British Academy
Cluster
Law, Justice & Society Research Cluster and FLJS
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
not_recommended
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
phil dines
Contact email
phil.dines@fljs.org
Leading expert in International Relations & former British Academy President, Professor Sir Adam Roberts will deliver a Keynote Lecture on the contemporary decline of the liberal order, calling for a rethinking of liberal ideas and practices. The term ‘liberal international order’ has become widely used—generally to refer to the international system that developed in the years after the end of the Cold War in 1989, or even to the whole period since the end of WWII. Although the term itself is relatively new, the ideas and practices that comprise it are not. They include multi-party democracy, the growth of international law and institutions, human rights, freedom of religious belief, the removal of barriers to international trade. This is not an elegy for a liberal international order that is now under threat, but rather a call for rethinking it, especially in light of its long, diverse and troubled history.
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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 21 January 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-01-21T19:30:002020-01-21T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.
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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 28 January 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-01-28T19:30:002020-01-28T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.

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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 10 March 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-10T19:30:002020-03-10T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.

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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 3 March 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-03T19:30:002020-03-03T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.

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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 25 February 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-02-25T19:30:002020-02-25T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.

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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 18 February 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-02-18T19:30:002020-02-18T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.

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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 11 February 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-02-11T19:30:002020-02-11T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.

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Wolfson Choir

Tuesday 4 February 2020 19:30
Add to Calendar 2020-02-04T19:30:002020-02-04T19:30:00 Wolfson ChoirThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Ursula Westwood
Contact email
Ursula.Westwood@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Wolfson choir is a relaxed, non-auditioning choir: newcomers welcome at any stage in the term.