Author profile: Kieran Ford

Kieran Ford is a doctoral candidate at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. His thesis concerns the impact of counter-radicalisation strategies on schools and their students in the UK. He tweets @kieran_ford.

Education and Extremism: “Fundamental British Values” in the Classroom

Education and Extremism: “Fundamental British Values” in the Classroom

That a government-endorsed set of values is undemocratic may come as no surprise. The fact that it has gone unchallenged should come as a grave concern.

Awash with green: tackling the environment commercially

Awash with green: tackling the environment commercially

The primary method of globally managing environmental issues is through the use of carbon trading. This has resulted from the hegemonic success of the ecological modernisation discourse – a discourse immortalised in the Brundtland report in 1987.

Should we regard gender-based violence as a weapon of war?

Should we regard gender-based violence as a weapon of war?

This essay argues that all violence can be exposed as an expression of gender; as an expression of masculinity or as an attack on femininity. It goes on to explore the ways in which the violence of the War on Terror and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are based on gendered narratives.

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