The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
P.O. BOX 4 (visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 3)
Tel: +358 (0)29 4123140




Erik Castrén Institute warmly welcomes to Brown Bag Seminar on

HIERARCHIES AS LAW by Damjan Kukovec
(Dipl. iur. (Univ. Ljubljana), LL.M., S.J.D. candidate (Harvard)

Thursday 10 December, 3pm P545 Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

This article addresses the role of legal thought in social transformation and in reproduction of hierarchies in today’s globalized society. Why do the “haves” keep coming out ahead? Where do we start when thinking about law and social transformation, and how do we articulate and address resistance to the reproduction of the concentration of power, wealth, authority, and prestige in the world?

The ultimate aim of this article is to suggest an account of law detached from liberal thought which clouds our inquiry into legal work and into practicable social transformation, a better understanding of governance and of reproduction of hierarchies, as well as a clearer analytic account of the macro hierarchical structure: the center-periphery relationship.

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Coffee and snacks will be served. No registration needed.
Warm welcome!