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Séminaire organisé avec le LIEPP / The Rule of Law in Global Governance with Ian Hurd
17 Juin 2019

Le LIEPP et le CSO ont le plaisir de vous inviter au séminaire :
The Rule of Law in Global Governance
by Ian Hurd, Professeur de Sciences Politiques, Université Northwestern.

Contemporary accounts of international law in global governance rest on a liberal model law. It sees international law in cooperative terms, as a set of choices made by governments that produce both individual and mutual gains. This begins with the idea that there is a harmony of interests across society and it ends with the prescription that governments should follow international law. However, global governance looks very different if we start instead by paying attention to inequality and differences of opinion: if we assume that laws and institutions advance some interests at the expense of others, then international law comes to be seen as taking sides in political struggles over the distribution of gains and loses in society. The ‘losers’ in global governace are not visible to the liberal approach, with the effect that liberal internationalism approaches fantasy as an analysis of global politics. This article sets the liberal approach alongside a more political alternative and shows how different intuitions about the relation between law and politics produce different conceptual, political, and methodological programs for scholars of global governance.


Discutant : Jean d'Aspremont


Plus d’information : www.sciencespo.fr/liepp/fr/content/rule-law-global-governance

=> Date et lieu : Lundi 17 juin 2019, de 12h00 – 13h45 (nouveaux horaires)
Sciences Po, Salle du LIEPP
254 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris