LawPod: Episode 8 - Activism, Research and Human Rights

Rachael Dickson, Ivanka Antova, Phil Scraton, Richard Summerville (Producer)

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Dr Rachael Dickson, Ivanka Antova and Professor Phil Scraton engage in a thoughtful conversation about the connection between activism, research and human rights.

They interrogate the purpose of research and ‘expertise’ in an effort to demonstrate how academic work can be used as an emancipatory tool to disrupt power structures in society and help achieve social justice.

Key words/phrases: Power, knowledge, ideology, view from below, human rights, emancipation, expert, expertise, education, critical analysis/thought, social justice, bearing witness, solidarity
Original languageEnglish
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Media of outputOnline
Size43 min 2 sec
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018


  • Power
  • knowledge
  • ideology
  • view from below
  • human rights
  • emancipation
  • expert
  • expertise
  • education
  • critical analysis/thought
  • social justice
  • bearing witness
  • solidarity


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