Kristina Simion is a PhD candidate at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), College of Asia and the Pacific. Before initiating her PhD research Kristina worked with policy research for the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development.
Her research interests, broadly conceived, are concerned with the anthropology of international development assistance in the field of rule of law, the way foreign interventions are translated, mediated and brokered by individual actors, and the dynamics of rule of law assistance in authoritarian regimes.
Kristina’s PhD project explores the interfaces of international/global- and local law through an in-depth qualitative case study of the rule of law assistance that was initiated in Myanmar after political transition began in 2011. In particular she is interested in the way intermediary actors shape the global rule of law model and translate it to local levels. The empirical material for her dissertation was collected in Myanmar during 2014 -2015.
Rule of law promotion/assistance; Translation of international law; Law and development; Legal sociology/anthropology; Development brokers, translators and intermediaries; Rule of law in Burma/Myanmar
Rule of Law Assistance in an Authoritarian Regime: Intermediary Actors in Myanmar’s Transition