The workshop brings social science theories on authenticity and capacity to bear on a major policy and regulatory problem: mandated medico-legal interventions for people with alcohol and other drug addictions, mental illness, or cognitive impairments. By drawing together academics, practitioners and policymakers, the workshop aims to identify and explore the ways that different conceptions about ‘proper’ and ‘authentic’ subjects are used to justify coercive medico-legal interventions such as involuntary detention, compulsory treatment and mandated alcohol rehabilitation. In doing so, the workshop will produce recommendations for policy and legal practice that strengthen and improve existing mechanisms in this highly contested and critical area.
|Effective start/end date
|1/09/16 → 2/09/16