Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Security, emergency and law. Towards a multi-scalar approach

20Mar2017 16:00 - 18:00

Debate

Mariana Valverde (University of Toronto) and Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) link global and local dimensions in the context of security, emergency and law. They show how international law, transposed into domestic systems, undermines constitutionalism.

Mariana Valverde will propose a multi-scalar approach to security, exploring the links between local networks of security and global issues. She discusses ‘urban security’ and ‘resilience’ as modes of urban governing where the local and the global intersect.

Kim Lane Scheppele will talk about The International State of Emergency, analyzing state responses to UNSC Resolution 1373 (the ‘blacklist’). She shows how states were pushed by compliance with the resolution into invoking that same script. Like Valverde, this discussion links the global and local and shows how international law, transposed into domestic systems, undermines constitutionalism. 

Chair

Prof. Marieke de Goede, University of Amsterdam

Discussant

Prof. Wouter Werner, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

This seminar is sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC CoG – 682317 FOLLOW) and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). The speakers are the co-promotor and members of the PhD committee of Gavin Sullivan, who defends his PhD manuscript 'The Law of the List: UN Counterterrorism Sanctions and the Politics of Global Security Law.  on March 21 at 12noon in the Agnietenkapel.

Location: REC, 9th floor, Common Room Political Science

  • Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw B/C/D (ingang B/C)

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    Receptie B: 525 5340 Receptie C: 525 5470

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