Dr Kristian Lasslett
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Kristian Lasslett is currently Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Ulster and a member of the International State Crime Initiative’s Executive Board. He is editor of the State Crime Testimony Project and joint editor-in-chief of State Crime. Kristian has conducted extensive fieldwork in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States, and has published papers on state crime and criminological theory in leading international journals. His first book State Crime on the Margins of Empire (Pluto Press) is forthcoming. Presently Kristian is carrying out research on land grabbing, corruption and civil society in Papua New Guinea.

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UKIP is Neoliberalism's Frankenstein Moment

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2014 | (13:51)

Last night on the BBC, the talking heads from the major parties agreed UKIP's electoral rise is foremost a protest vote. Protest against what? They collectively demurred.

They had to skate around this awkward question, because the answer lies in the political foundations of contemporary Britain and everything which...

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PJ Harvey and the Today Programme Controversy

(0) Comments | Posted 2 January 2014 | (20:30)

I will not recount some of the shrill responses to Polly Jean Harvey's guest editorship of Radio 4's Today programme, the media has already given them enough airplay.

What is interesting is the jaundiced, political relativism that has fuelled these attacks on Harvey and her guests, which included WikiLeak's...

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The Politics of Eulogies: Contrast Hugo Chavez and President Suharto

(1) Comments | Posted 6 March 2013 | (14:33)

The obituaries of major political figures are a defining moment where double standards are displayed in unashamed glory. Those who are our friend, who supported our governments and economic interests, are benevolent visionaries, albeit with minor flaws; those who shunned the dictates of Western governments are pariahs, divisive figures, demagogues...

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One Year After Fatal Disaster Exxon Mobil Allegations Remain Unanswered

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2013 | (11:09)

In the heart of the South Pacific is the resource rich nation of Papua New Guinea. Once lampooned by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, it is now tipped to be the region's new 'tiger' economy, and investors are flocking. Even the United Kingdom is trying to build trade and...

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'Gillileaks' and Australia's Hypocrisy Over Julian Assange

(9) Comments | Posted 22 January 2013 | (23:00)

When Julian Assange and Wikileaks released a cache of US government cables in 2010, Australia's prime minister, Julia Gillard, denounced the leak in the strongest terms.

She opined, "I absolutely condemn the placement of this information on the WikiLeaks website. It's a grossly irresponsible thing...

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