CATASTROPHE: Critical Legal Conference: Call for Papers & Panels

‘Catastrophe’ by Lala Gallardo

The 2017 Critical Legal Conference will be hosted by the University of Warwick, and they have just opened their call for papers and panels. The general theme is Catastrophe, but there are a wide array of different streams. You are invited to propose a paper, panel or other intervention. Please send a 200 word abstract to the stream coordinators before the 31st of May. Their contact details can be found on the Conference website with the details of the streams.

The full text of the streams can be found here (Link). The streams include:

  • General Stream
  • Catastrophe in migration management: ‘crisis’, rights and struggle
  • International law’s catastrophic spaces
  • A crisis of rationality: international economic law after globalisation
  • The international political economy of catastrophe
  • Law and aesthetics: après la catastrophe, le déluge
  • Listening to/for catastrophe
  • Environment, law, resistance
  • The anthropocene catastrophe
  • Legal globalisation and the decolonial turn: power and encryption
  • Rethinking and decolonizing critique
  • Complacent normalities of the catastrophic: interrogating hegemonic & imperial presents
  • Palestine-Israel, sovereignty & legal decisionism
  • Political violence and justice
  • The global condition: displacement, dispossession and death
  • Approaching catastrophes: exception, revolution and the law
  • Is there a post-catastrophe? Re-thinking transition and transformation
  • How is it possible to think through & beyond catastrophe? Composing for a common, livable world
  • The governmentality of catastrophe: from biopower to ontopower
  • Populations, precariousness and legal principles: governing today’s risks to prevent tomorrow’s catastrophes
  • Critical legal studies and political economy
  • Catastrophe and alterity
  • Disrupting the establishment? Blockchain technology in law and finance
  • Miseries of capitalism: poverty, austerity and despair
  • Eating, meat, catastrophe

Papers will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please only submit your abstract to one stream. If your paper does not fit in the stream to which you submitted, your abstract may be passed to a different stream organiser.

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