Rule of Law or Rule by Lawyers? On the Politics of Translating in International Law

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 23 August 2017
2.00pm–3.00pm

Venue

Seminar Room 1.13, Coombs Extension Building #8, ANU
ANU Canberra

Speaker

Maj Grasten

Contacts

Jessica Ford

What is it about the rule of law that has endowed this ambiguous concept with such normative currency, resilience, and power so that it is increasingly used to justify international interventions and authority, even as many projects carried out in its name fail?

You are invited to attend a seminar by Dr Maj Grasten about the rule of law in global governance and legal expertise. It addresses the issue of how contested concepts, vague wordings and political promises combine with international legal expertise to shape political and social realities in the making of global order(s).

About the speaker Dr Maj Grasten is Assistant Professor in the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. Her research sits at the intersection of International Relations and International Law, with a particular focus on experts and knowledge production in international law and on post-intervention state-building processes.

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