Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

In this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of  psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect,  in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little or no debate about the recruitment of psychology/psychologists into monitoring,  modifying and/or punishing  people who claim social security benefits. This Read more…

International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme – Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Seminar, 21 November 2013, Durham University)

International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya Thursday 21 November 2013 Birley Room, Hatfield College, 5-7pm Histories of the global smallpox eradication programme have tended to concentrate on the larger national formations in Africa and Asia. This focus Read more…