Professor Robin Law, Chairman of the Africa Panel, describes the establishment and current work of the Panel.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
Through its series of research-related reviews, the British Academy seeks to examine issues crucial to the condition and health of its areas of interest. Professor John Kay FBA, Chairman of the British Academy’s Copyright Working Group, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
Professor Richard J. Evans FBA delivered the Raleigh Lecture on History in 2006. In it, he reviewed the evidence for the degree to which ordinary Germans exercised freedom of choice in backing Hitler’s regime. In this edited extract, he illustrates the extent and range of legal measures used to control the German populace, challenging the view that Nazi repression was directed only against small and socially marginal minorities.
In 1972, Professor Stanley Cohen FBA published his seminal work ‘Folk Devils and Moral Panics’. On 9 March 2007, Professor Cohen was joined at the British Academy by Professor David Garland, and Professor Stuart Hall FBA, in an evening meeting to reflect on what has happened to the notion of ‘moral panic’. In the edited extract below, Professor David Garland discusses the phenomenon of moral panic and its characteristics.