July 28, 2008
Fundação Getúlio Vargas meeting on Institutions and Organizations
Thanks to Danny Sokol (Florida) for letting us know about the upcoming meeting at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil on “Institutions and Organizations. There is still the possibility to submit paper proposals. The meeting will be held in São Paulo, October 13th - 14th 2008. Following is the call for papers.
The III Research Workshop on Institutions and Organizations will be held at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) from October 13th to 14th 2008. The III RWIO is sponsored by three Brazilian Academic Institutions (Fundação Getúlio Vargas São Paulo, IBMEC São Paulo and University of São Paulo). Seminar participants will discuss recent developments in the analysis of institutions and organizations through the lenses of Economics, Management, Sociology, Law and other social sciences. Instead of focusing on the contributions of specific disciplines dealing with institutions and organizations, workshop participants will emphasize differences and commonalities among different approaches, leading to potential advances and refinements in the field. We encourage the participation of researchers of Brazilian and international institutions. The following program is based on both invited and selected papers. The organizational committee invites the submission of papers to the following the topics:
Panel I: Organizations, law and corruption
Panel II: Institutions and Development
Panel III: Institutions and environment
Panel IV: Psychological issues and organization strategies
Panel V: Industrial and competition policy
-Deadline for submission of an extended abstract: July 28th 2008 EXTENDED DEADLINE!!
-Acceptance of proposal: August 5th 2008
-Deadline for submission of final papers: September 1st 2008
-Acceptance of final papers: September 15th 2008
Proposal must be sent in English as PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include an extended abstract (maximum of 1.000 words). A confirmation message will be sent.
May 15, 2008
LSA schedule for CRN on Law and Development
The CRN on the Rule of Law, State-Building and Transition will sponsor several panels at the upcoming Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Montreal. Panel descriptions follow:
Session 1104: Sharia and National Law: Between Tradition, Politics and the Rule of Law I
Thursday May 29, 8:15-10:00 AM Room 04
Chair: Jan Michiel Otto (Leiden University) email@example.com
Session 1304: Judiciaries as Catalysts for Rule of Law and Conflict
Thursday May 29, 12:30-2:15 PM Room 04
Chair/Discussant: Cynthia Alkon (Applachian School of Law)
Discussant: Christopher PM Waters (University of Windsor)
Session 1404: Sharia and National Law: Between Tradition, Politics and the Rule of Law II
Thursday May 29 2:30-4:15 PM Room 04
Chair/Discussant: Andrew J. Harding (University of Victoria) firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 2404: Law’s Double Face in Development
Friday May 30, 2:30-4:15 PM Room 04
Chair/Discussant: Bronwen Morgan (University of Bristol) B.Morgan@bristol.ac.uk
Session 2504: Modalities, Problems and Outcomes in Legal Technical Assistance
Friday May 30, 4:30-6:15 PM Room 03
Chair/Discussant: Veronica Taylor (University of Washington) email@example.com
Session 3510: Regulatory Perspectives on the Rule of Law
Saturday May 31, 4:30-6:15 PM Room 10
Chair/Discussant: Randall Peerenboom (Foundation for Law Justice and Society) firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 4103: The Post-Developmental State
Sunday June 1, 8:15-10:00 AM Room 03
March 03, 2008
Draft Report from Financial Globalization and Human Rights Colloquium
Two weeks ago, the Center on Law and Globalization (a joint project of the University of Illinois College and the American Bar Foundation) sponsored a colloquium on Financial Globalization and Human Rights. A draft report is available here:
February 12, 2008
Kyushu University Conference Report
The Kyushu University conference on Law and Development that I mentioned here was a success in both format and substance. There was a terrific set of papers from both Asian and American scholars, and the large number of graduate students made a wonderful contribution by reading the papers closely and submitting group questions.
One of the most interesting papers was the keynote by David Trubek, who speculated on the emergence of a new version of the developmental state. In Brazil, for example, the state developmental investment fund has more capital than the entire set of World Bank disbursements over decades. What happens, Trubek asks, when the state becomes a venture capitalist? This discussion invokes at a domestic level some of the themes in recent talk about sovereign wealth funds, a source of some concern among those who think they may be used for political ends, but also rich with possibilities for socially productive investments. We'll take up these themes this weekend at the University of Chicago, at the Center for Law and Globalization colloquium on financial globalization.
January 30, 2008
Upcoming conference in Japan
If you happen to find yourself in Fukuoka, Japan, next month, there is an exciting conference entitled Law and Development at a Crossroads: Asian Alternatives to Universal Schemes? being put on at Kyushu University on February 9-10. Kyushu is one of the leading centers of Asian legal studies in Japan, and the meeting has been put together by a terrific Mongolian graduate student, Sukhbaatar Sumiya. Information is available here.
October 03, 2007
LSA Montreal Call is out!
The theme is Les Territories du Droit: Placing Law. Comments welcome on the cool bilingual turn at the LSA.
More seriously, comments welcome on the theme, designed to signal "that law is rooted in places — from families and villages to the global economy — and that law has the power to place and displace people in space, time, and relationships. We invite papers and encourage multi-disciplinary scholarship that reflect on the many dimensions of law, place, and power."