The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) is organizing a workshop dedicated to the question of democratic governance with a view to revisiting the state of the practice in international law, to be held on November 3, 2017 at the University of Manchester, UK.
The workshop aims to foster the debate about current problems surrounding the theory of democratic governance. The workshop will take a critical look at international legal discourses and practice pertaining to democratic governance, including the practice of the European Union. The workshop simultaneously aims at promoting interdisciplinary discussions. Confirmed keynote speakers include Catherine Dupré (University of Exeter), Steven Wheatley (University of Lancaster), Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield), and the Workshop will conclude with a presentation by Brad Roth (Wayne State University). Contributions may explore discourses and narratives of democratic governance in international legal scholarship, interrelations between the principle of effectiveness and the principle of democratic legitimacy, sanctions imposed on states due to undemocratic practices, the approach of human rights courts to the right to free and fair elections, etc.
Early career researchers (i.e. engaged in PhD research or within five years after the award of their PhD) are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please see the official announcement.