Work in Progress seminar - Dr Luis Eslava
The School of Law's next 'Work in Progress' event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 11 May at 12noon. Our guest speaker will be Dr Luis Eslava, Reader in International Law at Kent Law School and Glasgow Law Fellow/
The Experience of International Law: New Poverty and Violence in the 21st Century
"Global poverty is increasingly experienced as living just above the poverty line. Although this rise in ‘new poverty’ can be witnessed worldwide, communities in conflict-ridden contexts, particularly in the Global South, are among its most obvious victims. In this talk I will use ethnographic fieldwork materials collected over more than a decade in Colombia to engage with this changing nature of poverty in the 21st century. Bringing together insights from anthropology, history, political economy and legal theory, I will discuss the drivers behind, and the experience of, this new poverty. My work so far in this area points to the devastating effect on both institutions and individuals by the ground operation of today’s global legal and economic order and its radical decoupling of growth and global life."
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First published: 3 May 2021