2 Full-time PhD Positions on the Competition of Normativities
Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy
The Interdisciplinary Seminar for Legal Studies of the Université Saint-Louis - Brussels; The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles; The Department of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Université de Liège are calling for applications for:
Two full-time PhD positions (+/- 1700€ net/month) to join a research project on the competition of normativities. The appointed persons are due to start on September 15th 2013 for a 2-year period, renewable once.
The research project is funded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS, FRFC project). The objective is to explore how “new normativities” replace, compete with or complement classical legal instruments. ISO standards, international accounting standards, managerial standards in the domain of justice, indicators, rankings, ratings and other European technical standards appear to constitute a new mode of regulation characteristic of “societies of control”, which differs from the legal and political model of sovereignty. The project aims to laid down a theoretical and critical model of standardization that would account, on the one hand, for the consistency and the articulation of these normative devices and, on the other hand, for their interactions with legal rules. The project relies on a theoretical framework of legal philosophy and legal theory with a strong focus on practice. It will also draw on insights from other disciplines - in particular sociology and economics.