The idea of public sociology, as introduced by Michael Burawoy, was inspired by the sociological practice in South Africa known as ‘critical engagement’. This volume explores the evolution of critical engagement before and after Burawoy’s visit to South Africa in the 1990s and offers a Southern critique of his model of public sociology.
Involving four generations of researchers from the Global South, the authors provide a multifaceted exploration of the formation of new knowledge through research practices of co-production.
Tracing the historical development of ‘critical engagement’ from a Global South perspective, the book deftly weaves a bridge between the debates on public sociology and decolonial frameworks.
When a death is investigated by a coroner, what is the place of the family in that process?
This accessibly written book draws together empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives to develop a rich, nuanced analysis of the contemporary inquest system in England and Wales. It investigates theories of kinship drawn from socio-legal research and analyses law, accountability and the legal process.
Excerpts of conversations with coroners and officers offer real insights into how the role of family can be understood and who family is perceived to be, and further, how their participation fundamentally shapes the investigation into a death.
In recent years the nature of policy and politics has witnessed significant transformations. These have challenged perceptions about the ways in which policy is studied, designed, delivered and appraised. This book –the first in the New Perspectives in Policy and Politics series - brings together world-leading scholars to reflect on the implications of some of these developments for the field of policy studies and the world of practice.
First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, the book offers critical reflections on the recent history and future direction of policy studies. It advances the debate by rethinking the ways in which scholars and students of policy studies can (re)engage with pertinent issues in pursuit of both scholarly excellence and practical solutions to global policy problems.
said, was pathologizing the sexuality of black men. The researchers were taken aback but were determined to present the research in a similar format to the previous research on mine safety. Their argument was that it was not about black mineworkers being promiscuous, but about the fact that migrant labour takes men away from their partners and therefore creates conditions for them to develop multiple sexual relationships. It was commoditizing sex, we said, and the only solution was to allow men to settle with their families next to the mines. We insisted on grounds
occurred in 2006 and by 2014, coal production was 14% lower than this, particularly in the coal-producing states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Colorado, Indiana and Utah. Just as India is opening up new coal mines, across the USA coal mines have closed so that according to data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the number of operating coal mines in the United States fell by 13% to 1700 pits (https:// www.msha.gov/data-reports). Thus, American Exceptionalism is again a possibility in which the Western trend of colliery closure might well be turned back by the
, I, Braithwaite, J, 1992, Responsive regulation: Transcending the deregulation debate, New York: Oxford University Press Balch, GI, 1980, The stick, the carrot, and other strategies: A theoretical analysis of governmental intervention, Law and Policy, 2, 35–60 Bardach, E, Kagan, R, 1982, Going by the book: The problem of regulatory unreasonableness, Philadelphia: Temple University Press Braithwaite, J, 1985, To punish or persuade: Enforcement of coal mine safety, Albany: State University of New York Press Braithwaite, J, 2002, Restorative justice and responsive
, Braithwaite, J, 1992, Responsive regulation: Transcending the deregulation debate, New York: Oxford University Press Balch, GI, 1980, The stick, the carrot, and other strategies: A theoretical analysis of governmental intervention, Law and Policy, 2, 35–60 Bardach, E, Kagan, R, 1982, Going by the book: The problem of regulatory unreasonableness, Philadelphia: Temple University Press Braithwaite, J, 1985, To punish or persuade: Enforcement of coal mine safety, Albany: State University of New York Press Braithwaite, J, 2002, Restorative justice and responsive regulation
criticism and accusations of bias towards vested interests. Scraton and Chadwick (1987 , 25–28) highlight the ways in which the historical Coroner’s role could reinforce ‘local power relationships based on wealth and property’, as the inquest into the deaths of 95 miners in an explosion at Haswell Colliery in County Durham in 1844 illustrated. W.P. Roberts, a campaigner for improved mine safety, attended the inquest and reported that: ‘A stranger coming suddenly into the room might without much difficulty have fallen into the error that the Coroner was the attorney for