Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Think and Drink Conversation Laws, Legibility and Discretionary Space

  • Wann 03.07.2017 von 18:00 bis 23:59 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Raum 002; Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Universitätsstraße 3b
  • Teilnehmer Silvia von Steinsdorff (HU Berlin) Yuri Kazepov (Universität Wien) Gabriel Feltran (Center for Metropolitan Studies, Sao Paulo) Talja Blokland (HU Berlin)
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Montag, 03.07.2017

Think and Drink Conversation

Laws, Legibility and Discretionary Space

 

Silvia von Steinsdorff (HU Berlin)

Yuri Kazepov (Universität Wien)

Gabriel Feltran (Center for Metropolitan Studies, Sao Paulo)

Talja Blokland (HU Berlin)

 

This panel discussion, consisting of short inputs from Silvia von Steinsdorff (HU Berlin), Yuri Kazepov (Universität Wien) and Gabriel Feltran (Center for Metropolitan Studies, Sao Paulo), chaired by Talja Blokland (HU Berlin), is part of the KOSMOS Summer University of the Georg Simmel Zentrum and the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology. The panel aims to explore the question how 'seeing like a state' (Scott 1998) creates an unavoidable tension between the particular and the universal. It discusses the linkage between politics and law implementation, for example in court systems, policing and social policy implementations. Much of the literature on state interventions and discretionary space in sociology addresses the contentious relationship between system and life worlds. This panel unpacks the too simple idea of 'a system' and instead discusses the implementation of policy, the subjections of individuals to laws by courts (and the ways in which courts translate laws) and the enforcement of the law vis-a-vis economic interests: a system, then, that is encapsulated between politics, economics and street bureaucracies.