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Control and responses to control

Our research examines social control through, for instance, state and corporate regimes of (digital) surveillance, urban governance and social, environmental and education policy. Research also attends to modes of resistance to marginalisation and disenfranchisement such as activism, and creative participatory responses such as alternative media projects. Emergent technologies are explored as drivers of change in the nature of politics and work. Cluster members focus on multiple scales from the politics of urban space to global agendas shaping social policy and education systems. Often working alongside activists, research is empirically innovative and engages theoretical approaches including anarchist social theory, world systems theory and decolonial theory.