March 11th – Managerial Governance and the Mathematical Turn: Legal Indicators as Performance Measures, by Prof. David Restrepo

FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2016: Prof. David Restrepo (HEC Paris)

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL GUESTS (not from Sciences Po) : Due to security measures, access to the PILAGG seminar is limited to 10 external guests. If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to damien.charlotin@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name (first come, first served). Security officers will be provided with the list of participants, do not forget to bring a VALID ID. Thank you for your understanding. 

Managerial Governance and the Mathematical Turn: Legal Indicators as Performance Measures

Scholars from different disciplines increasingly point out to the governance role indicators tend to play in contemporary societies. Indicators have been described as “integral to the fabric of global governance” (Cooley 2015), a “technology of governance” (Davis, Kingsbury & Merry 2012),  “tools in the global struggle for law” (Lewkowicz 2014), “a mode of governance” (Frydman 2014; Engle Merry 2011), and even, for some of them, as “weapons of choice for the knights of investment climate discourse” promoted globally (Perry-Kessaris 2011). Global legal indicators grow in the vacuum of global legal authority as a means of conveying particular views of how organisations should arrange and conduct their affairs and as a way of monitoring implementation. This paper attempts to characterise the managerial mode of governance indicators promote and to analyse the mechanisms through which it generates legitimacy and reactivity to indicators’ measures (Espeland & Sauder 2007). It is argued that legal indicators are not standalone tools but integral to a performance management and control mode of governance. By looking at concrete indicators (e.g. S&P Ratings, Doing Business, World Governance Indicators, Legal Certainty Index), the paper will show the different phases of managerial governance and will discuss how indicators purport to shape a new understanding of law and a new mode of exercising authority at a global scale.

  • Discussant: Christiane Arndt (OECD)

When? On Friday 11th March, 2.30 – 5.30 pm

Where? At Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, Salle de réunion (4th floor).

Law and Migration / Refugee Governance – Hans van Loon

FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2016: Hans van Loon

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL GUESTS (not from Sciences Po) : Due to security measures, access to the PILAGG seminar is limited to 10 external guests. If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to damien.charlotin@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name (first come, first served). Security officers will be provided with the list of participants, do not forget to bring a VALID ID. Thank you for your understanding.

  • “Law and Migration / Refugee Governance”
  • International migration is at the core of ongoing globalization that reinforces the push, pull and network factors at the root of movements of people around the world, seeking to improve their economic prospects (voluntary migration), or fleeing persecution, civil war, human rights abuses or climate change (forced migration). Yet, global governance for mobile people is conspicuously absent in respect of economic migrants, and incomplete for refugees and asylum seekers. In respect of the latter, the EU has taken steps to fill the existing gaps, but currently has great difficulties developing and implementing common policies that reflect its basic values and match Member States’ (MS) international obligations.The presentation will focus on three clusters of issues relating to the legal status (under administrative and civil law) of migrants from third countries to the EU: (1) the Common European Asylum System (CEAS): rationales and paradoxes; (2) (dis-) connections between the CEAS and PIL; and (3) cooperation with third countries – can PIL assist?
  • Before the Seminar: Declaration on the Legal Status of Applicants for International Protection from Third Countries to the European Union, European Group for Private International Law

When? On Friday 26th February, 2.30 – 5.30 pm

Where? At Sciences Po, 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, Salle A11 (First stairs on your right, 1st Floor).

February 19th – Unpacking a ‘Not-yet-case’: FIFA as a transnational legal problem: litigation, advocacy and norm-creation, by Peer Zumbansen (King’s College)

FRIDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2016: Prof. Peer Zumbansen (King’s College)

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL GUESTS (not from Sciences Po) : Due to security measures, access to the PILAGG seminar is limited to 10 external guests. If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to damien.charlotin@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name (first come, first served). Security officers will be provided with the list of participants, do not forget to bring a VALID ID. Thank you for your understanding.

  • “Unpacking a ‘Not-yet-case’: FIFA as a transnational legal problem: litigation, advocacy and norm-creation”
  • The presentation will, in its first part, explore the promise and challenge of adding “transnational law” to the existing canon of legal doctrinal fields, on the one hand, and legal theories, on the other. In the second part, it will use the current scandal around corruption and labour rights violations by FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, to discuss practical consequences of understanding law “as transnational”.
  • Paper, “Where the Wild Things are: Journeys to Transnational Legal Orders, and Back” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2723990
  • Discussant: Prof. Jacco Bomhoff (London School of Economics)

When? On Friday 19th February, 2.30 – 5.30 pm

Where? At Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, Salle de réunion (4th floor).