LDRN Annual Conference 2019: confirmed keynotes, one week left to apply!

The Law and Development Research Network is pleased to announce the following confirmed keynote speakers for its 4th annual conference, “The Plurality of Law and Development”, to be hosted by Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019 :

Justice Madan Lokur (Former Judge at the Supreme Court of India), Prof. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Prof. David Trubek (University of Wisconsin Law School)

Only one week left to respond to the call for papers! Deadline: 15 February 2019 (decisions will be communicated in April)

See the conference website for more info on submitting your panel proposal (200 words), paper abstract (300 words), expression of interest (100 words) or travel stipend application (motivation letter + CV)

 

 

 

LDRN Publication Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Law & Development | University of Antwerp, Belgium | 25 – 26 March 2019

The LDRN Publication Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Law & Development will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, on 25 – 26 March 2019. It is co-organised by the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group and Warwick University Law School, with the cooperation of Cardiff Law and Global Justice at Cardiff University.

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Most researchers in law aim to transform their doctoral theses into monographs. Monographs are often viewed as important scholarly milestones for any researcher, especially early career researchers (ECRs) and monographs remain important set pieces of legal scholarship and scholarship in humanities and social sciences. There is also growing interest in publishing the theses contained in a dissertation in stand-alone scholarly articles. The conversion of a doctoral dissertation into a monograph or stand-alone journal articles requires significant shifts, substantively and stylistically, and there are several challenges to overcome in this transition. 

This workshop, the first under the auspices of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN), is aimed at bringing together a small group of early career law and development scholars who are in this transition stage to work together alongside more experienced colleagues in the field to develop their ideas and writing further, whether in terms of crafting a conversion project or writing. The workshop will be a combination of peer learning, directed and self-directed writing activities and sharing of experiences aimed at ECRs within the law and development field (broadly defined).

We welcome scholars who are engaged in the completion of a PhD thesis and its conversion, or potential conversion, into a monograph or stand-alone articles. There is no fee for attending the workshop but participants will need to cover their travel and accommodation costs

For any queries or to confirm your interest in attending, please contact Dr. Gamze Erdem Türkelli (gamze.erdemturkelli [at] uantwerpen.be) or Assoc. Prof. Dr. Celine Tan (celine.tan [at] warwick.ac.uk).

 The Workshop is supported by an OJO 2018-2019 (Support for Young Researchers) grant from the Antwerp Doctoral School (University of Antwerp).

ISS launches edited volume on the pedagogy of crises

On 25 January, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) – a founding LDRN partner – launched ‘The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises‘, a volume edited by Prof. Bob Jessop and Dr. Karim Knio and published by Routledge.

Crises have been studied in many disciplines and from diverse perspectives for at least 150 years. Yet recent decades have seen a marked increase in the crisis literature, reflecting growing awareness of crisis phenomena from the 1970s onwards. The volume responds to this mainstream literature with a number of key innovations and important insights into the pedagogy of crisis.

A number of ISS researchers contributed to this volume, including LDRN executive committee member Jeff Handmaker with a chapter on ‘The Legitimacy Crisis Within International Criminal Justice and the Importance of Critical, Reflexive Learning’.

For more information on this book, see the publisher’s website

Van Vollenhoven Institute & international partners launch TRAFIG empirical displacement research project

On 1 January 2019, research partners from Europe, Africa and Asia launched a new EU-funded Horizon2020 research project, TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement), which aims to contribute to finding solutions to protracted displacement.

TRAFIG introduces a novel perspective by focusing on refugee’s connectivity and mobility as a part of the solution rather than part of the problem of protracted displacement situations. It will entail comparative empirical research in refugee camps and cities in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Founding LDRN partner The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society at Leiden University will play a key role in this project, with LDRN member Dr Carolien Jacobs leading the empirical research focusing on displacement in Africa.

For more information on this project, see the Leiden University website.

 

EDOLAD Summer School | North-West University, South Africa | 3 – 8 March 2018

The EDOLAD (European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development) consortium is organising its first summer school at North-West University (NWU), South Africa, in the week 3-8 March 2019.

The programme is a combination of skills training and keynotes, panels and roundtables on pressing issues in the field of Law and Development. The skills training focuses on fieldwork and communication, and there are writing workshops with senior scholars. The summer school is designed for doctoral researchers and early career academics, and aims to bring together scholars, activists and government actors.

There is no fee for the summer school but participants need to fund their own travel and accommodation. We have six scholarships of up to €1000 each for doctoral researchers registered at African higher education institutions. The deadline for scholarship applications is 31st January. For more information about the school, please contact the EDOLAD programme director, Prof. Morag Goodwin (m.e.a.goodwin [at] uvt.nl).

Upcoming proposal deadline for LDRN annual conference (15 February 2019)

 

Proposals and expressions of interest for the 2019 LDRN annual conference are due on 15 February 2019don’t miss out!

See the call for papers or download it here

The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network –  The Plurality of Law and Development” will be hosted by Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019

The conference aims to investigate the plural nature of law and development as a field of study, meaning and practice. As in prior conferences, it shall bring together a variety of researchers from the Global South and North who share an interest in law and development. We particularly encourage speakers from the Global South to participate and further pluralize the field and the network. We invite contributions to two tracks of themes:

  • Reflections about the ‘field’ of law and development
  • A general track open to any issue raised by proposals

For more details, download the call for papers 

Proposals can be for fully formed panels or individual papers. The organizers also invite expressions of interest for two additional formats, namely ‘Practitioner Conversations’ and ‘Book Launch Conversations’.

Applications for travel grants should be submitted together with the proposal.

For further information and proposal formats, please visit the conference website

LDRN member publications: December 2018 / January 2019

The following chapters, articles and/or other contributions were recently published by LDRN members: 

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Christoph Antons, ‘Copyright Law in Indonesia: From a Hybrid to an Endogenous System?’, in: John Gilchrist and Brian Fitzgerald (eds.), Copyright, Property and the Social Contract: The Reconceptualisation of Copyright, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018 (pp. 73-88)

Kinnari Bhatt,Chagos: A Chance for the ICJ to do more for advancing human rights through the rule of law?QIL, Zoom-out 55 (2018) 85-92 (part of a series of articles ahead of the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Chagos Archipelago)

Danny Bradlow,World Bank president: list of reforms African states should be demanding‘, The Conversation, 21 January 2019    

Jeff Handmaker, ‘The Legitimacy Crisis Within International Criminal Justice and the Importance of Critical, Reflexive Learning‘, in: Bob Jessop & Karim Knio (eds), The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons, Routledge: London, 2018 (pp. 189–206)

Carolien Jacobs, ‘Seeking justice, experiencing the state: criminal justice and real legal uncertainty in the Democratic Republic of Congo‘, The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, published online 14 January 2019

Bashar H. Malkawi, ‘Corporate Governance in Jordan: Role of the External Auditor‘, in: Dima Jamali, Virginia Bodolica & Yulia Lapina (eds), Corporate Governance in Arab Countries: Specifics and Outlooks, Virtus Interpress: Sumy, 2018 (pp. 179-203)

Edna Odhiambo, ‘Regulatory preparedness for non-motorised transport in Nairobi‘, in: Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Alexander Paterson, Oliver C. Ruppel, Bibobra Bello Orubebe, Emmanuel D. Kam Yogo (eds.), Law | Environment | Africa, Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2019 (pp. 201 – 220).

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LDRN members are welcome to announce their latest publications via this monthly list – please send references and links to the Editor by the final Monday of the month.

Preference goes to publications released in the past month over earlier ones.

Lecture Series of the Belgian Francqui Chair 2018-2019 | Dr Margot E. Salomon (LSE) – “Neon Gods of the Human Rights Legal Project” | 21 / 22 February & 9 May 2019 | University of Antwerp, Belgium

The University of Antwerp is delighted to announce that Dr Margot E. Salomon has been awarded a Belgian European Francqui Chair for the year 2018-2019.

As laureate of the Belgian European Francqui Chair the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Law, will host a lecture series by Dr Salomon on

“Neon Gods of the Human Rights Legal Project”

The series will kick off with an inaugural lecture on 21 February 2019 at 17h30: 

On the Structure of Suffering: Political Economy, Human Rights and Silent Spaces’.

See here for more information on the lecture series and to register

Call for Papers: LDRN 4th Annual Conference – “The Plurality of Law and Development” | Humboldt University, Berlin, 25 – 27 September 2019

The call for papers is now out for the 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network: “The Plurality of Law and Development

The conference will be hosted by Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019.

Download the call for papers

Visit the conference website

The conference aims to investigate the plural nature of law and development as a field of study, meaning and practice. As in prior conferences, it shall bring together a variety of researchers from the Global South and North who share an interest in law and development. We particularly encourage speakers from the Global South to participate and further pluralize the field and the network. We invite contributions to two tracks of themes:

A specific track will focus on reflections about the ‘field’ of law and development, including on:

 Histories of law and development

 Bridging theory and practice in law and development

 Teaching law and development

 Intra- and inter-disciplinarity in law and development

 Dealing with plurality in our research

A general track is open to any issue raised by proposals, including on themes such as:

 Human rights, access to justice, and legal empowerment

 Diversity, gender, and non-discrimination

 Non-state law and legal pluralism

 International law and development (e.g. economic law, institutional law of development cooperation)

 Technology and digitalization

SUBMISSIONS: We invite proposals on any theme within the two tracks. Proposals can be for fully formed panels or individual papers. The organizers also invite expressions of interest for two additional formats, namely ‘Practitioner Conversations’ and ‘Book Launch Conversations’.

DEADLINE: Proposals and expressions of interest should be submitted by 15 February 2019in accordance with the formats described on the conference website

CONTACT: Please e-mail your submissions or questions to berlinconference.rewi [at] hu-berlin (dot) de

TRAVEL STIPENDS: A limited number of travel stipends for speakers based in countries of the Global South will be available. Applications should be submitted together with paper proposals.

DECISIONS about papers and funding applications will be announced in April 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on conference themes, submissions and stipends see the conference website

Call for proposals: Marine cultural heritage of eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar)

The Rising from the Depths network aims to identify and utilise the Marine Cultural Heritage (MCH) of Eastern Africa to create tangible benefits in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. The network will fund a range of Innovation Research Projects in the region. These are network funded, co-created research projects that aim to identify new opportunities and methods for using and protecting MCH. Projects must be rooted in the Arts and Humanities and may have interactions/ramifications in other areas.

The first call for projects closes on the 15th February 2019, 5pm (UK time).

See here for further details and to apply