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Power, Harm & Justice Research Unit

The Power, Harm and Justice Research Unit was established in 2015 and provides a network for colleagues who are engaged in research around the inter-relationship between: state/corporate power, state/corporate discourse, and an examination of their impacts through the lenses of zemiology (study of social harms) and agnotology (deliberate construction of social ignorance).

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The focus of the unit is ‘institutional power’, or to use David Whyte’s (2009) definition the:

“Form of power transmitted through state institutions and private business organisations or companies”

David Whyte


Research in action

Members of the Power, Harm and Justice Research Unit are involved in important and innovative research on a range of topics.

PhD students