Norms and conceptions of order circulate along with people, goods and money in a globalised world. Transnational human and women’s rights are of great significance in this context. Despite their claim to universal validity such norms have not only a concrete historical origin but also a specific institutional form as legal-political standards. Their circulation and implementation at a variety of scales stretching from the supranational to the local is mediated by several actors ranging from supranational institutions to nation-state actors and from transnational NGOs to local grassroots intiatives.
Prof. Dr. Deniz Kandioti School of African and Oriental Studies, London Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 18:15-20:00 Room KO2 F-152, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich
Prof. Dr. Nikita Dhawan (instead of Prof. Dr. Sally Engle Merry) Institute for Political Science, Goethe University, Frankfurt Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 18:15-20:00 Room KO2 F-152, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich
Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer Juristische Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 18:15-20:00 Room KO2 F-152, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich