Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation › Academic
The VWR Winter meeting 2015 will take place on 6th February 2015 at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The theme of the Winter meeting is “global law”. It is relatively new concept and, like many other scientific concepts, it is an “essentially contested concept”. What does it mean or what should it mean? Does it refer to law as applicable to all people living on our planet, as if we strive to create a world state? Or does the concept refer to new ways of thinking about and observing social relations that force us to reconsider law as either national or international – transcending them? If we take the latter as a point of departure, global law incorporates our thinking about social processes, such as globalisation and individualisation, to reconsider what law is and by implication, what justice entails. At the meeting we will discuss the concept. The presentation of Daniel Augenstein serves as a means to reflect upon the concept of global law. It is followed by parallel presentations of PhD candidates. The meeting will close with a presentation by Ronald Tinnevelt.