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Following the successful 'How Corrupt is Britain?' (2013) and 'How Violent is Britain?' (2014) conferences focusing on the abuse of power and social harms of state and corporate bodies, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool are hosting a third event. It will bring people together from a range of organisations to discuss how to hold state and corporate institutions to account.

In partnership with the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

About the conference

Neo-liberal policies and practices are disintegrating the liberal democratic forms of state and corporate accountability that exist in the UK system of government.  The gap between the formal checks and balances and the ability to achieve real accountability is widening.

This event will bring people together from a range of organisations to discuss how it is becoming more difficult to hold state and corporate institutions to account for abuses of power and the social harm they cause. It will also provide a space to think strategically about how academics and activists can work together to challenge state and corporate power.


  • Tony Bunyan (Statewatch) – What is the role of researchers in supporting movements for state accountability?
  • Suresh Grover – (The Monitoring Group)
  • Deborah Hargreaves (High Pay Centre) – How do we challenge corporate abuses of power when this power is increasingly concentrated in elites?
  • Ewa Jasiewicz – Using Journalism to Support Social Movements for Accountability
  • Sara Lamble – Community Based Accountability
  • Will McMahon (Centre for Crime and Justice Studies) and David Whyte (University of Liverpool) – Linking academic research to social movements.


We would like to thank the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust for supporting this conference.

Venue, time and date

June 19th, 2015 9:00 AM   to   5:00 PM
University of Liverpool in London Campus
33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7840 6110
Registration fee £ 5.00
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