Call for LAW NET papers EASA conference in Stockholm, 14-17 August 2018

The conference organisers selected 4 LAW NET panels. We invite you to submit your papers to these network panels.

The Call for Papers is now open and closes at 23:59 CET on 9 April.

All paper proposals must be made via the online system, and not via email.

1. The anthropology of emotions and law [LAW NET]


Gerhard Anders (University of Edinburgh)
Birgit Müller (CNRS)

Short abstract

The law tends to emphasise rationality but courtrooms are often sites where emotions are displayed and lawyers appeal to emotions to strengthen their arguments. This panel examines the complex relations between emotions and the law drawing on ethnographies of legal discourse, courts and disputes.

2. Investigating accountability: practices and performances [LAW NET]


Jane Cowan (Sussex University)
Julie Billaud (Allegra Lab)

Short abstract

Individuals and institutions are increasingly called upon to ‘give an account’ of themselves. Building on the vibrant discussion on audit culture, we invite papers that investigate—ethnographically, theoretically, ethically—existing and emergent practices and performances of accountability.

3. Transnational Corporations, Industrial Disasters and Environmental Hazards. Allocating Moral and Legal Responsibilities Across Different National Contexts [LAW NET]


Antonio Maria Pusceddu (Universitat de Barcelona)
David Loher (University of Bern)

Short abstract

This LawNet panel discusses how law organises the allocation of responsibilities to transnational corporations and their representatives in the context of industrial disasters and environmental hazards across different legal forums in late capitalism.

4. (Post-)Colonial Settling and Native Staying: Indigeneity and Land Rights in the Americas [LAW NET]


Jonas Bens (Freie Universität Berlin)
Antje Gunsenheimer (University of Bonn)

Short abstract
How are “staying, moving, and settling” translated under colonial and postcolonial conditions into legal relationships between indigenous and settler communities to regulate land in the Americas? How are these legalities constructed, transformed, mobilized, and challenged?

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