2012 University of Illinois Board of Directors
Lecture or speech
<i>Abstract: </i>Linos examines why soft international law and transnational norms often trigger major national legal reforms, despite the strong constraints domestic constituencies impose on leaders of democratic states. <br/><br/> <i>Title: </i><b>Diffusion through Democracy</b><br/> <i>Speaker: </i><b>Katerina Linos</b><br/> <i>Assistant Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley</i><br/> <br/> <i>Description: </i>In this lecture, Katerina Linos examines why soft international law and transnational norms often trigger major national legal reforms, despite the strong constraints domestic constituencies impose on leaders of democratic states. Why do laws spread across countries in waves? Why do different countries adopt the same (or similar) laws at the same times? One theory is that power-brokers go to conferences, work out solutions, and return to their countries to implement laws based on what they learned. This view contends that officials are constrained by the public. Linos argues another viewpoint- that democracy is responsible for spreading these laws instead of constraining them, because international consensus offers credibility and impartiality. <br/> <i>Sponsor: </i>European Union Center <br/> <i>Lecture Series: </i>Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship Lecture <br/> <i>Co-sponsors: </i>Law, Behavior and Social Sciences Program
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