Dr Peter Chambers

Pete teaches global crime and border security.

Pete’s current focus develops the implications from analysing the emergence of border security to examine how noncitizens working in the gig economy find ways and means of living in Melbourne. He also has a parallel, related focus on urban conflict and social change, leading to a full-length work with Tom Andrews (Melbourne Law School) that explores conflict between motorists and cyclists and the intersection of global cities, culture wars, and ways of thinking about justice and shared vulnerability as we try, imperfectly, to live with one another.

Pete has just completed Border Security: Shores of Politics, Horizons of Justice, a full-length work of social theory that addresses the co-emergence of border security, offshore detention and onshore enclaves in global cities. His current focus develops the implications from the book to think about the ocean, and how noncitizens find ways and means of living in global city Melbourne. He also has a parallel focus on urban conflict and social change, and is currently examining temporary security bollards and car attacks in crowded urban spaces, leading in to a full-length work exploring conflict between motorists and cyclists and the intersection of global cities, social change and culture wars, and ways of thinking about justice and shared vulnerability.

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