Stephen Connelly

Associate Professor, Warwick Law School.
Locke, Leibniz and the State Space

Locke, Leibniz and the State Space

This is a working paper for a keynote presented at the McGill Law and the City Conference in May 2021, reproduced with kind permission. Theo van Doeburg, Architectuuranalyse (1923) I. The strange case of Pierre Menard 1. In 1934, we are told,J-L Borges, ‘Pierre...

Universities, Finance Capital and Impact of COVID-19

Universities, Finance Capital and Impact of COVID-19

  Republished with permission from Discover Society. A number of vice chancellors have claimed that they are constrained in how they can approach the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by financial agreements. This means that they wouldn’t be able to cover...

CLC2018 – Registration Now Open

CLC2018 – Registration Now Open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Critical Legal Conference 2018: Regeneration at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK from 6-8th September 2018 (doctoral workshop on afternoon of 5th September). Registration is through Eventbrite and...

Catastrophe at Warwick

Catastrophe at Warwick

A catastrophe is only violent in its uncalled for appearing, and its coming is all around us in the smallest things. This year’s Critical Legal Conference takes place at Warwick under the title Catastrophe.  This is not without reason, for it sees the notion of...

The foodbank dilemma (part 2 of 2)

The foodbank dilemma (part 2 of 2)

Read Part 1 here. A Last Resort While there are endless subtle varieties in the way different foodbanks operate, there is one fundamental similarity in the reasons why people use them. Professor Dowler and her colleagues, in their report to DEFRA, found that people...

Conatus: political being and Spinoza

Conatus: political being and Spinoza

Part I - The nature and significance of the conatus Spinoza’s ‘conatus’ is a signal concept of his thought and one which appears as an axiom of modern treatments, particularly those of a political nature. Famously, the conatus doctrine provides: Each thing insofar as...