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About Lea Sitkin

Dr. Lea Sitkin is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Westminster. She holds a DPhil in Criminology from the University of Oxford. Lea has also worked with a number of NGOs, including volunteering as a detention support worker for immigration detainees in Campsfield House, Oxford.

Articles by Lea Sitkin

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

It's up to you: why neoliberal feminism isn't feminism at all

Mainstream feminism in the US is easily digestible and always subordinate to demands of neoliberal economics. As a result it is fatally weakened.

Immigration detention: a most un-British phenomenon

Strict prohibitions against arbitrary detention are a central element in any system that celebrates liberty. It is time to learn the lessons of history and extend this right to migrants. 

Borders of punishments: criminology and migration control

Migration control increasingly resembles crime control, what’s worse is that migrants are not afforded the same long-fought for procedural safeguards as suspected criminal offenders. Ultimately, history tells us that this is a matter of concern for us all, foreigner and citizen alike

Olympic paradoxes: the Games’ ambivalent impacts on London

The selective logics of inclusion operating throughout the project, and the news that private interests will be the prime beneficiaries of the 2012 Games, means that the ultimate paradox of the Games might be the hope invested in them, says Lea Sitkin

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