1. Asim Rafiqui on LAW AND DISORDER: A People's History of the Law in Pakistan

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    This is a project about ideas of justice, and how, in nations as socially and culturally diverse as Pakistan, these ideas are necessarily plural. It is an individual’s exploration of the state of the law, its disconnect from the people of the country, the factors that alienate the legal system from the citizenry, the battles being waged by communities to extract their rights, the experiments in alternative justice being tried, and the many ways that the citizens understand and define justice. Covering a vast expanse of the nation’s social and economic geography, the work turns the public’s gaze to the lived realities of some of Pakistan’s most marginalised and weak communities – the very ones most in need of the protections of a just and fair state judicial and legal system. It places at its centre the voices of those who are furthest from the concerns of the formal legal system, but involved in some of the most determined struggles to gain its attentions. It asks that we begin by looking at, and acknowledging, specific injustices that the citizen’s of the country face, and make their redress the central aim of any and all judicial and legal reform efforts.

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    • Asim Rafiqui on LAW AND DISORDER: A People's History of the Law in Pakistan

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      This is a project about ideas of justice, and how, in nations as socially and culturally diverse as Pakistan, these ideas are necessarily plural. It is an individual’s exploration of the state of the law, its disconnect from the people of the country, the factors that alienate the legal system from the citizenry, the battles being waged by communities to extract their rights, the experiments in alternative justice being tried, and the many ways that the citizens understand and define justice. Covering a vast expanse of the nation’s social and economic geography, the work turns the public’s gaze to the lived realities of some of Pakistan’s most marginalised and weak communities – the very ones most in need of the protections of a just and fair state judicial and legal system. It places at its centre the voices of those who are furthest from the concerns of the formal legal system, but involved in some of the most determined struggles to gain its attentions. It asks that we begin by looking at, and acknowledging, specific injustices that the citizen’s of the country face, and make their redress the central aim of any and all judicial and legal reform efforts. More information: http://www.asimrafiqui.com/justicepakistan/

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      • David Kertzer on his book "The Pope and Mussolini"

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        David Kertzer, professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University and faculty fellow at the Watson Institute, on why you should read his book, "The Pope and Mussolini." "The Pope and Mussolini" is based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini's spies inside the highest levels of the Church, and examines the role of the Vatican in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

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        • Mark Blyth: Economic Inequality in the U.S. and Wall Street's Bailout

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          "I'm all in favor of everyone tightening their belts the minute we're all wearing the same pants. But we're not." says Professor Mark Blyth. "The income distribution and social mobility statistics of [the] contemporary United States basically look like 19th-century Europe." Watch more at: http://bit.ly/1hhqH9a Explore Watson. Explore the World. Explore http://watson.brown.edu

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          • Mark Blyth: From the Welfare State to the Ivy League

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            Professor Mark Blyth on being a quintessential example of inter-generational social mobility, the welfare state, and the impact of austerity on the weakest members of society. See more at: bit.ly/1hhqH9a Explore Watson. Explore the World. Explore watson.brown.edu

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            • Rick Locke: The Advantages of a Capability Building Model for Factories

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              Watson Director Rick Locke explains how a capability building model, which trains managers to run more efficient and effective operations, offers a superior alternative to policing factories. "...their [the factories'] margins go up and, under certain conditions...those margins are translated into better wages and working conditions." Learn more at http://bit.ly/GzzV5G. Explore Watson. Explore the world. Explore http://watson.brown.edu

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              • Rick Locke: Cooked Data

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                Rick Locke explains his research showing the limitations of policing / inspection system of regulating factories and managing worker conditions. See more at bit.ly/GzzV5G. Explore Watson. Explore the world. Visit watson.brown.edu

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                • Richard Locke Book Panel - The Promise and Limits of Private Power

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                  The Promise and Limits of Private Power examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains. Using unique data (internal audit reports, and access to more than 120 supply chain factories and 700 interviews in 14 countries) from several major global brands, including NIKE, HP, and the International Labor Organization's Factory Improvement Programme in Vietnam, the book examines both the promise and the limitations of different approaches to actually improve working conditions, wages, and working hours for the millions of workers employed in today's global supply chains. Through a careful, empirically grounded analysis of these programs, Locke illustrates the mix of private and public regulation needed to address these complex issues in a global economy. Richard M. Locke is deputy dean of the Sloan School of Management and head of the Political Science Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the incoming director of the Watson Institute at Brown University, effective July 1, 2013. With panelists Mark Blyth, Watson Institute (moderator) Margaret Levi, University of Washington, Seattle, and University of Sydney Charles Sabel, Columbia Law School

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                  • Watson Institute Video 60

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