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CeCAR Researcher: Q&A with Jasmine Christine Elliott

Why is collective action research so important?
Collective action issues are at the heart of many global problems that we face today; and therefore, we need collective action research to help inform and guide effective collective solutions. I think it is key that research which aims to untangle collective actions problems or propose collective solutions be interdisciplinary for it to have the most effect. Being in an interdisciplinary environment working on collective action issues has definitely broadened my horizons on what collective action can be and how various types of research can provide important context and contribution to the debate.

 

What are you currently researching at CeCAR?
I am a PhD student in philosophy, and my PhD project aims to reflect on the role of lawyers and the legal profession in advising their clients on business transactions in relation to business ethics and human rights impacts through the concepts of moral responsibility and complicity.

 

What impact will this research have on our society?
By elaborating on the moral responsibility that the legal profession has in the ethical conduct of their clients, I hope that my project will highlight the potential opportunities for large scale collective action that the legal profession could create based on the recognition of their role in ethical business conduct.



If you could ensure one “collective action” related policy was enacted by government, what policy would you choose?
While this is not my area of research focus at the moment, a "collective action" policy movement/action on climate change is urgently needed. I think we see lots of interesting social collective action in relation to what the public can do to mitigate their impact, but I would be keen to see more in the policy area (and a particular focus as to how businesses should mitigate their impact).

Jasmine Christine Elliott

PhD Student

Philosophy and Philology Unit
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

jasmine.christine.elliott@gu.se

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"I hope that my project will highlight the potential opportunities for large scale collective action that the legal profession could create based on the recognition of their role in ethical business conduct."

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