Reconceiving Engagement with International Law in a Populist Era

United Nations

Overview

This project seeks to address the fundamental problem of how to reconceive engagement by states with the international legal order, in the face of a sustained populist backlash. It proposes to develop a new analytical framework to evaluate the origins and impact of populist concerns about international law. Expected outcomes include detailed empirical studies of the extent to which countries with populist leaders have disengaged from the international legal order, and evidence-based recommendations to increase committed engagement by states with that order. Anticipated benefits include expanding national research and policy capacity in reinforcing the rules and institutions that support Australia’s security and prosperity.

Fields of research

International Law; Human Rights and Justice Issues, Law, Governance and Development, Military & Security Law. 

Chief investigators

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Professor Jeremy Farrall

Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA

Associate Professor Imogen Saunders

Partner investigators

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Professor Peter G. Danchin

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

Professor Shruti Rana

Project outputs

 

Project start

2022

Project status

Active

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