Activism, Rights and Justice
WE ARE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP OF RESEARCHERS FROM LAW, SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES WHO CONSIDER THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ACTIVISM, RIGHTS AND JUSTICE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE.
The practice, politics and governance of activism is a dynamic and rapidly shifting research field. This stream brings together researchers from law, social sciences, arts and humanities to consider the relationships between activism, rights and justice. We consider the multiple ways that individuals and groups undertake activism, ranging from traditional organised activities to more diverse and spontaneous forms of ‘everyday’ action.
We draw on expertise from a range of fields including human rights, climate change and social justice to explore conceptual approaches towards activism as well as assessing the wider societal implications of activism in practice. Particular strengths include activism and governance in the Asia Pacific region; relationships between art and activism; and interconnections between activism and ethics.