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Modelling Divergence(s) and Convergence(s) of the EU in the World


This roundtable discussion aims to explore the overall concept of convergence(s) and divergence(s) of the EU in order to frame the actions, law-making and practice of the EU as an actor in the global legal order. This concept has an explicitly dynamic, active and methodological ‘twist’ insofar as it seeks to reflect upon some of the most changing dimensions of current global affairs.

The conference reflects upon convergence and divergence as a framing device, a lexicon and a methodology.  Convergence and divergence is approached as an explicit or express phenomenon which is both normative and descriptive.  It seeks to reflect upon perceived divergences of EU law from public international law, modelling chasms, gaps (most notably as to migration), where the UN, Council of Europe and European Court on Human Rights have initiated an institutionalised series of rebukes, often extra-judicial, to the EU’s management of its difficult crises.

How should we understand the legal and political content of the EU as good global governance actor?  We seek to frame convergence and practices as good knowledge-based ones, focussing in part upon the role of transparency in law making and practice and its place in understanding links between internal and external action.

By invitation only.

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8.30am - 5.00pmFriday 24th November 2017

AG01 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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CLS Research Events

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
0207 040 3410

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