The “Lack of Control” Perspective: Social perceptions of security and social policy during the neo-liberal reconstruction in Argentina - Emilio Ayos

The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Emilio Ayos to speak on contemporary social policy and crime control in Argentina.

This Centre for Criminal Justice Studies seminar will be relevant to anyone interested in criminology, social policy and crime control.


The emergence of the contemporary security issue shows a reorganisation of Argentine society that can be observed in the transformations of social policy and crime control, but it is also strongly expressed in the ways in which security organises the relationship between different social groups and maps the urban space. The primary objective of this paper is to analyse perceptions of security and the link with social policy in different socio-occupational groups, considering how they explain and understand the “social causes” of insecurity and how these problematizations build different forms of sociability.

About the speaker

Emilio Jorge Ayos is Researcher of National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) at the Gino Germani Research Institute (IIGG), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. He is Doctor of Social Sciences, Masters in Social Policies, and BA in Sociology from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires; Director of the Comparative Research Program at IIGG. Professor of “Social Policy” and "The security in question: policies and cultural-political debates in Argentina" at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (UBA); Professor "Social Security, Rights and Citizenship" and "Comparative Social Policies and Globalization", Master in Social Policies, Faculty of Social Sciences, UBA. Professor "Social Policy and criminal policy", Master in Criminology, National University of Litoral. Dr Ayos is author of the book: Crime and poverty: spaces of intersection between the criminal policy and the social policy in the first decade of the new century São Paulo: IBCCRIM, 2010 (awarded the prize to the Mention of Honor obtained in the fourteenth Contest of Monographs of Criminal Sciences carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences, IBCCRIM). Dr Ayos is a visiting fellow hosted by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) and he is the strategic liaison in developing relations between the University of Leeds and the University of Buenos Aires in the social sciences.


Please register here for Emilio's talk.

Location details

Seminar Room 1.33,
Maurice Keyworth Building 
University of Leeds

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All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required.

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