Call for Papers for a virtual seminar on “Law, Technology and Social Movements: Global Citizens and Experts”

February 15, 2021

One of the most exciting and consequential developments of the last two years has been the rise of new forms of global social movements, propelled both by new uses of digital technologies and by distrust in existing institutional forums for citizen participation in governance. Many of these global movements set up a confrontation between experts and publics. But despite their importance, these social movements and their implications for the regulation of significant areas of social life are poorly understood across the disciplines.

Anthropologists, scholars of science and technology studies and legal scholars have much to contribute to better understanding the points of contact, confrontation, alliance, and misunderstanding between experts and citizen movements, and to finding new ways for citizens and experts to engage more meaningfully with one another in a global context.

Building on this, in spring and summer 2021, Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ and the Research Group ‘AIming toward the Future’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law will co-host a virtual seminar on Law, Technology and Social Movements: Global Citizens and Experts.

Link to call for papers to contribute a paper to the virtual seminar on “Law, Technology and Social Movements: Global Citizens and Experts”.

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