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25 Nov 2016, 9:03 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)The indulgence of extremes in politics  invariably has a terrible effect--not on the political classes that profit from cultivating these schisms, but on the people on whose bodies these ideologies are etched--in hunger, deprivation, and forced migration. [read post]
25 Nov 2022, 7:31 am
(Larry Catá Backer, Emasculated Men, Effeminate Law in the United States, Zimbabwe and Malaysia, (2005) 17(1) Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 1-63 (2005), pp. 1-2).Corruption remains the defining issue in the relationship between them, and between the ruling elites and the people and collective structures of Malaysia, as it has since the end of the 1990s. [read post]
6 Oct 2017, 7:54 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2017)The effects of the Affair of the Sonic Weapons Attack continue ot become clearer. [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 11:44 am
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014 )--> This article builds substantially on a paper presented at the International Conference on the Realization of Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Perspectives from China and India, City University of Hong Kong School of Law, Nov. 29–30, 2012, to be published elsewhere as -->"The Role of Companies in Privatizing Socio-Economic Rights in India and China Under Emerging Global… [read post]
8 Apr 2013, 3:18 pm by Larry Catá Backer
  (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2'13)Please, click on any of the links below for more information.Welcome DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPMENT AND INSTITUTIONS, a blog sponsored by The Development Research Center. [read post]
25 Nov 2016, 12:45 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016) --> Human Rights Council Resolution 28/14 established a Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. [read post]
10 Feb 2023, 1:12 am
(About the Book)Those participating include: Dr Alessandro Spano, Lecturer in Chinese Law and Co-Director, UCL China Centre (Chair); Prof Leila Choukroune, Professor of International Law and Director of the University of Portsmouth Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship (Co-Chair);Prof Larry Catá Backer, Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University; Mr Ji Ma, Research Associate, China, Law and Development Project at Oxford University;Prof Julien… [read post]
6 Jul 2020, 7:10 am
  We have quite tentatively engaged the issue:白轲评 许章润:我们当下的恐惧与期待/ Larry Catá Backer, Thoughts on Xu Zhangrun: Our current fears and expectations 孙晓义评许章润:我们当下的恐惧与期待/ Flora Sapio, Thoughts on Xu Zhangrun: Our current fears and… [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 6:30 am
_________Editors Professor Anita Ramasastry Professor Michael Santoro Professor Florian Wettstein Associate Professor Surya Deva … [read post]
24 Jul 2013, 8:27 pm by Larry Catá Backer
(For discussion see Backer, Larry Catá, From Institutional Misalignment to Socially Sustainable Governance: The Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nation’s 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' and the Construction of Inter-Systemic Global Governance (September 5, 2011). [read post]
6 Mar 2017, 2:01 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)It is my great privilege to have been encouraged to design and hold a week long embedded course program through Pennsylvania State University. [read post]
13 Jul 2016, 9:30 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)In the United States since the 20th century, important non state actors have assumed powerful quasi legislative functions. [read post]
29 Sep 2017, 10:53 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2017)The tenuous nature of the raproachment between the United States and Cuba has been taking an unexpected turn over the course of the last several months. [read post]
18 Mar 2015, 7:03 pm
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015)The remedial pillar of the the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights speaks not just to the use of state based remedial mechanisms, mostly national judicial systems. [read post]
13 May 2015, 7:14 pm
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015) Venkatesh Nayak, Programme Coordinator, Access to Information Programme, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in New Delhi, has requested the circulation of the following essay, Proposals to amend the Whistleblower Protection Act approved by the Lok Sabha amidst Opposition walkout. [read post]
24 Jul 2023, 9:01 am
 Pix Credit © Larry Catá Backer (2018)  I am delighted to pass along an announcement of a Call for Papers for a Conference on "Sustainable Finance: between hard law, soft law and corporate governance," to be held 6-8 May 2024 at the University of Southern Denmark. [read post]
23 Jan 2015, 12:52 pm
 (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015)The Collège des Bernardins in Paris offers a rich intellectual life for those lucky enough be be able to participate. [read post]
14 Mar 2018, 7:22 pm
Guided by changes in the Chinese Communist Party Congress and China’s broader engagement with the world economy, the author considers the dynamics and implications of future-oriented, aspirational, nation-level projects such as the One Belt One Road Initiative.Keren Wang, Sacrificial Personae Under Conditions of Digital Governmentality Commentator: Nicholas SchultzClosing RemarksLarry Catá Backer [read post]
29 Feb 2016, 6:42 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Flora Sapio and I continue our experiment in collaborative dialogue. [read post]