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SEPTEMBER 2015: WISERD Civil Society Seminar Series
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When: 9/7/2015

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Seminar Series 2015


5th Seminar:

Civil Society and Faith Groups in the Netherlands

9th September 2015, 12pm – 2pm, Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

Presenters: Professor Ronald Van Steden
Chair:Dr Alison Green

This seminar will cover faith groups, civil society and security from a Netherlands perspective.It is being delivered by Ronald Van Steden of Amsterdam University, who is a reader in criminology. He recently published an
edited book on positive notions of security in relation to civil society and even faith. The seminar will be based on this and will have an element of theory, but he will briefly explore empirical examples of faith-based groups and their relationship with safety, security and certainty.

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The 2015 WISERD Seminar Series reflects the rich diversity of projects comprising WISERD's Civil Society programme.

Drawing on a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and engaging with a varied aspects of social theory they encompass: perceptions and attitudes to Street Pastors in relation to formal policing and community safety; the social processes underpinning the relationships between mass higher education and the structuring of the local social relations of civil society; civil society and differences in human rights discourses across the constituent parts of the UK; third sector organisations and public policy-making in a devolved Wales; civil society, generativity and the third age; analysis of how changes around devolution have provided opportunities for trade unions to influence governmental decision making.

The seminars are aimed at all with an interest in the key issues and policy challenges facing civil society in the twenty-first century.

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