Fifth Annual PhD forum “Technocratic Law and Governance”

Where: VU University Amsterdam, Agora-Zaal 4, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam

When: 30 November 2017

The Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG) is offering doctoral candidates an exceptional opportunity to exchange ideas and present their research at an international and interdisciplinary forum.

Conference theme

Globalization, functional differentiation, and privatization have given rise to a technocratic turn in law and governance. Technocratic governance is increasingly post- or a-political. In fact, a consensus has emerged necessitating technocratic governance mechanisms against this backdrop of globalisation and technological innovation. This process is exemplified by the increased reliance on Standardization, Certification, Accreditation & Normalization (SCAN). The strengths of these modes of governance lie primarily in their effectiveness, efficiency, and claims to universal applicability. Its weaknesses in the challenge they pose to standard conceptions of substantive legitimacy and justice. 

You can download the programme here.

There are a limited number of places for PhD candidates to attend the PhD Forum. I you are interested please send an e-mail to j.l.j.hazenberg@rug.nl