On 12 March 2021, the Law & Development Research Network (LDRN) and the University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group held a festive online launch for the Encyclopedia of Law and Development, a collaborative creation of editors and authors from across and beyond LDRN.
Watch the highlights below or on the LDRN Youtube channel!
FESTIVE BOOK LAUNCH
FRIDAY 12 MARCH, 3 – 4.30 PM CET (UTC+1)
Encyclopedia of Law and Development
Edited by Koen De Feyter, Gamze Erdem Türkelli and Stéphanie de Moerloose
Associate Editors : Philipp Dann, Celine Tan, Elina Pirjatanniemi, Avinash Govindjee
Published by Edward Elgar
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78811 796 8 Extent: 336 pp
The Encyclopedia is a collaborative effort of LDRn, the Law and Development Research Network
This Virtual Panel discussion celebrates the publication of the Encyclopedia of Law and Development. Our panelists will reflect on the state and future of law and development research. Short presentations will be followed by an exchange with the audience, moderated by Encyclopedia General Editor Gamze Erdem Türkelli.
Our panelists include:
Stéphanie de Moerloose, Austral University, Buenos Aires
Nadia Latif, Smith College, Northampton (US)
Ada Ordor, University of Cape Town
Daniel Mathew, National Law University New Delhi
Abdul Paliwala and Sam Adelman, University of Warwick
Philipp Dann, Humboldt University of Berlin
Please register here
A special launch discount is available from Edward Elgar Publishers
- 30% for readers in OECD countries – discount code: DFEY30
- 60% for readers in non-OECD countries – discount code: DFEY60
- An e-book edition for individuals is also available from Google Play at an accessible price
This event is hosted by the University of Antwerp Law and Development Research Group, in conjunction with the Law & Development Research Network
THE LIMITS OF LAW AND DEVELOPMENT: NEOLIBERALISM, GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (Routledge), edited by Sam Adelman and Abdul Paliwala
WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH 1-2.30 pm GMT
The book examines the well-established field of ‘law and development’ and asks whether the concept of development and discourses on law and development have outlived their usefulness.
The contributors ask whether instead of these amorphous and contested concepts we should focus upon social injustices such as patriarchy, impoverishment, human rights violations, the exploitation of indigenous peoples, and global heating? If we abandoned the idea of development, would we end up adopting another, equally problematic term to replace a concept which, for all its flaws, serves as a commonly understood shorthand? The contributors analyse the links between conventional academic approaches to law and development, neoliberal governance and activism through historical and contemporary case studies.
All the contributors to the book have studied, taught or had a close association with the University of Warwick Law School and most of them will be participating in the session. A number of contributors and discussants are also active in the Law & Development Research Network (LDRN).
Contributors: Sam Adelman, Upendra Baxi, Radha D’Souza, Julio Faundez, Tomaso Ferrando, Peter Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Lander, Abdul Paliwala, Sol Picciotto, Issa Shivji, William Twining
Chair: Christine Schwobel-Patel (Warwick Law School)
Discussants: Martha Gayoye (Warwick Law School) and Professor Koen de Feyter (University of Antwerp / Law and Development Research Network)
This event is in conjunction with the Law and Development Research Network
Call for submissions: Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice
The series editors, John Harrington, Celine Tan and Wouter Vandenhole (from LDRN partner institutions Cardiff University, University of Warwick, and University of Antwerp respectively) welcome submissions to the Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice book series.
This series explores the relationship between law, development and global justice. It provides a platform for critical engagement with and interdisciplinary perspectives on the role and impact of law, defined in its broadest and most pluralistic sense, on economic development and social and political organisation. The series seeks contributions animated by a concern with global, social and gender justice, broadly understood, and welcomes both theoretically and empirically informed approaches to these issues. The series particularly welcomes contributions focused on and originating from the global south. Proposals are sought across the wide range of substantive legal areas, such as international trade and investment law, intellectual property law, international development law, environmental law, human rights, gender and the law, constitutional law, health law, housing and land law, and strategic and public interest litigation. It also seeks innovative work on the pedagogy and methodologies of law and development.
The series aims to bring scholarship on and from the global south to the widest possible audience, and the publisher is committed to ensuring the widest possible access. In particular, books are included in two schemes which provide free or low-cost access to libraries in developing countries.
Please see the website of the Elgar Studies in Law, Development and Global Justice for further details.
Koen De Feyter, Gamze Erdem Türkelli & Stéphanie de Moerloose (eds), “Encyclopedia of Law and Development” (Edward Elgar, 2021)
The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) is thrilled to announce that the Encyclopedia of Law and Development is now available from Edward Elgar Publishing. This encyclopedia is the outcome of a long collaboration among editors and associate editors from six LDRN partner institutions, as well as around 80 contributors, including a large number of individual LDRN members (full list below). It will be accessible to institutions in the Global South via EIFL and GOALI.
An online launch event will be announced soon. Subscribe to the LDRN newsletter to stay up to date!
This Encyclopedia is an indispensable resource on law and development which brings together various approaches, contextualised histories, recent developments and forward-looking insights. It is an invaluable reference for scholars seeking to engage with issues at the intersection of law and development, and provides a thorough but concise overview for post-graduate students.
The Encyclopedia showcases a variety of perspectives and voices, featuring both emerging and senior researchers, as well as a majority of contributors from the Global South. This reflection of the diversity of the field and its future direction also makes the Encyclopedia a useful source for law and development curricula globally.
‘The full realization of the right to development is still a long quest for the international community. This unique and pioneering Encyclopedia reveals and deconstructs the power of law in achieving development in its economic, social, cultural, environmental and political dimensions. De Feyter, Erdem Türkelli and de Moerloose have concocted a masterpiece that highlights how lawyers can contribute to the welfare of the developing world as much as Amartya Sen.’
– Makane Moïse Mbengue, University of Geneva & SciencesPo Law School
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Koen De Feyter, University of Antwerp
Gamze Erdem Türkelli, University of Antwerp
Stéphanie de Moerloose, Universidad Austral
Philipp Dann, Humboldt University Berlin (Actors)
Avinash Govindjee, Nelson Mandela University (SDGs)
Elina Pirjatanniemi, Åbo Akademi University (Governance & Human Rights)
Celine Tan, University of Warwick (Economic Law)
Editorial Assistant: Alberto Pecoraro, University of Antwerp
Contributors: F. Adebisi, T. Adebola, S. Airey, M. Ajigboye, A. Asteriti, V. Bellinkx, J. Bendel, M.V. Berros, K. Bhatt, J. Botha, D. Casalin, D.R. Coutinho, L. Crouse, P. Dann, D. Davitti, K. de Feyter, R. de Mattos Pimenta, S. de Moerloose, J. Dehm, J. Dellaux, D. Desai, D.A. Dolabjian, T. Dollmaier, G. Erdem Türkelli, J.B. Etcheverry, M. Fakhri, O. Ferraz, C. Frison, L. García, J. Gibson, M. Goodwin, A. Govindjee, L.G. Guimarães, A.-L. Heusala, M. Heikkila, V. Henrique Pinto Ido, G. Jokubauskaite, M. Kaltenborn, N. Latif, Y.S. Lee, H. Lell, L. Lizarazo-Rodríguez, N. Maseka, D. Mathew, G. Mokone, N. Monebhurrun, M. Mustaniemi-Laakso, F.M. Ndahinda, S.C. Neder Cerezetti, O. Okafor, J. Okonjo, A. Ordor, A. Pecoraro, J.K. Pela, A. Punj, I. Qoraboyev, T. Qotoyi, M. Riegner, J. Rodgers, I. Sabbatella, R.L. Sakr, M. Sattorova, D. Saxena, M. Scheinin, M. Skladany, A. Škrbić, U. Soni, P. Stacey, Y. Suedi, C. Tan, D. Trubek, J. Ubink, A. Vandenbogaerde, W. Vandenhole, A. Vanni, A.C. Vieira, L.D. Villafuerte Philippsborn, P. Vrancken, A. Waris
Klaus D. Beiter, Reductionist Intellectual Property Protection and Expansionist (and “Prodevelopment”) Competition Rules as a Human Rights Imperative? Enhancing Technology Transfer to the Global South, Law and Development Review, 14(1), 2021, 215-272
Gamze Erdem Türkelli, Transnational Multistakeholder Partnerships as Vessels to Finance Development: Navigating the Accountability Waters, Global Policy: Next Generation, Early View, 2021 (see video clip)
MAPS Network / Queen Mary University of London, Conflicting Responses to Refugees and Migrants in Covid-19 Europe, MAPS Conference, 11 December 2020 (with Deborah Casalin, University of Antwerp)
LDRN members are welcome to announce their latest publications or webinar recordings via this list – please send references and links to the Editor by the final Monday of the month
Ajla Skrbic, Constitutional Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Can We Expect It in The Near Future?, International Association of Constitutional Law, Melbourne, Australia, 2020
Ajla Skrbic, Cijena protesta: Prakse nadleznih institucija u oblasti slobode okupljanja u BiH (BCS)/ The Price of Protests: Freedom of Assembly Practices of the Competent Institutions in BiH (ENG), Human Rights Edition, Sarajevo Open Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020
LDRN members are welcome to announce their latest publications or webinar recordings via this list – please send references and links to the Editor by the final Monday of the month (the next list will appear at the end of January)
Karin Arts, Development Policy and European Union Politics, in William R. Thompson (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press, 2020
Karin Arts, Dinand Webbink & Myrthe de Jong, KidsRights Index 2020 Report, KidsRights Foundation, 2020 (open access)
Daniel D. Bradlow & Stephen Kim Park, A Global Leviathan Emerges: The Federal Reserve, COVID-19, and International Law, 114 American Journal of International Law 657 (2020) (open access)
Daniel Bradlow & Andria Naudé Fourie, The Multilateral Development Banks and the Management of the Human Rights Impacts of their Operations, in Surya Deva & David Birchall (eds) Research Handbook on Human Rights and Business, Edward Elgar, 2020
Daniel D. Bradlow & Elizabeth Sidiripolous (eds) Values, Interests and Power: South African Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times, Pretoria University Law Press, 2020
Miquel Muñoz Cabré, Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, Tsitsi Musasike, Daniel Bradlow, Kogan Pillay, Kevin P. Gallagher, Yunnan Chen, Josua Loots & Xinyue Ma, Expanding Renewable Energy for Access and Development: the Role of Development Finance Institutions in Southern Africa, Boston University Global Development Policy Center, 2020 (open access)
Devanshi Saxena, Intellectual Property Law and Sustainable Development in the Context of Goal 9, in Walter Leal Filho et al (eds) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, 2021
United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, How to Make Economic Reforms Consistent with Human Rights Obligations: Guiding Principles on Economic Reforms and Human Rights Impact Assessments, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, 2020 (open access)
International Development Law Unit, Centre for Human Rights – University of Pretoria, Addressing the African Debt Conundrum, D-DebtCon, 7 September 2020
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Whose climate crisis is it?, NIAS Talk (featuring Daphina Misiedjan & Jeff Handmaker, ISS), 15 October 2020
LDRN members are welcome to announce their latest publications via this list – please send references and links to the Editor by the final Monday of the month.