Ruth Bader Ginsberg and litigation activism in social movement theory – A sociological analysis

A feminist symbol, a popculture icon, a viral sensational, a supreme court justice. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is widely considered an emblem for change, fighting battles for gender equality and women’s rights in particular, in the arena of the law. Her rol...Read More

Institutional epistemic justice and group integration

In the following essay, I will provide an argument for how institutional epistemic virtues are not a...Read More

Black Lives Matter is here to stay

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a large social movement from the US, which fights for racial equality. T...Read More

Epistemic Injustice in a Global Context: Fricker vs Anderson

In the following I am going to explain why I think that considering education as a legitimate marker...Read More

How can epistemic justice be minimalized according to Anderson and Fricker?

The following essay will look at how to work toward epistemic justice. This will essay will firstly,...Read More

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Undoing self-care from the “self”

Ever since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings are said to be destined to take care of themselves. Back then, taking care of oneself was regarded both a privilege and a duty. A privilege because taking care of ourselves i...Read More

How ‘us’ and ‘them’ can become one

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Stage lopen als beleidsmedewerker

25 jaar oud ben ik, dat is al iets ouder dan de gemiddelde derdejaars Sociologie student. Ook heb ik niet het meest gemiddelde pad bewandeld om op de universiteit terecht te komen. Ik kom namelijk niet vanuit het VWO, maar heb een...Read More

“Waar blijft m’n wc-bril?”

Dit is wat mijn inmiddels 73-jarige grootmoeder ongeveer anderhalf jaar geleden tegen mij zei. Door de reuma, waar ze 50 jaar geleden mee werd gediagnosticeerd, is haar fysieke gesteldheid niet wat het zou moeten zijn. Zo woont ze...Read More

Public-oriented writing: a workshop on science journalism, from tough academic text to an attractive article.

Last year on November 1st, Univers, Versot and Socio-Hub organized a workshop called Public-oriented writing. This workshop was given by Univers journalists Simone Vermeeren and Doetie Talsma. During this workshop they explained h...Read More

Decentralization of Youth Care in The Netherlands

This is a summary of the research paper from Eva Grevinga and Marjolein van Hattem for the course of Social Policy and Social Risks. The authors report that since 2015, the Dutch government has given municipalities the responsibil...Read More