Hank Johnston (San Diego State University) is an eminent US-american scholar in social movement research. He is the founder and managing editor of the leading international journal for social movement research »Mobilization«.
Drawing on his 2014 published book »What is a Social Movement?«, Hank Johnston will discuss in this brown bag lecture* how social movements should be analyzed as social phenomena within the overlapping structural, ideational-interpretive, and performative spheres.
* Brown bag lecture means, you are allowed to bring something to eat to this lunchtime lecture.
In the workshop Jana Diesner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) offers an introduction to ConText, a program for the construction of network data from natural language text data, and the joint analysis of text data and network data.
Since places are limited, participants have to register beforehand with Sebastian Haunss (sebastian.haunss[at|uni-bremen.de).
Room: Obere Rathaushalle
Am Markt 21
Opening Speech of the Senatorin für Bildung und Wissenschaft Prof. Dr. Eva Quante-Brandt
Der Stachel des Staates, oder: Ick bün al dor!
Warum der Niedergang des Staates nur eine Mär der Hasen ist
Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Staat in der Krise? - Eine Zwischenbilanz
Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
Prof. Dr. Philipp Genschel
Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier
Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang
Download: Programme, in German
Room: B 0770/80
Boulevard (unter der Mensa)
The Political Role of Business in a Globalized World: A New Perspective on CSR and its Implications for Corporate LegitimacyProf. Dr. Andreas G. Scherer (University of Zürich)
Room: Großer Vortragssaal (1. Stock)
Linzer Straße 9a
Legitimacy vs. effectiveness? Indigenous and statutory property rights in the shadow of international lawDr. Thomas R. Eimer (Radboud University)
Indigenous communities have developed complex property rights with regard to their biological resources and the hereto-related knowledge. The sustainability of their customary practices crucially depends on the legal recognition of customary property rights which in turn is shaped by international law. This paper compares indigenous property rights policies in Brazil and India in the context of internationally binding agreements. Brazilian indigenous groups have successfully used the political opportunity structures to achieve the legal recognition of their customary property rules. Despite its widely recognized legitimacy, however, the Brazilian approach is substantially destabilized by international law. In India, by contrast, the semi-authoritarian character of the decision-making process tends to delegitimize the property claims of indigenous (adivasi) groups. At the same time, the ongoing dispossession of indigenous groups is indirectly supported by the implementation of international agreements. The paper concludes that indigenous groups may achieve the legal recognition of their customary property rules on a domestic level, if they are able to access the political decision-making structures. However, the effectiveness of nationally recognized customary property regulations is seriously harmed by international law, if they deviate from globally dominant approaches.
Thomas R. Eimer is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Radboud University (Netherlands). His research interests focus on property rights regulations in the context of multi-level decision making processes.