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3 May 2014, 10:57 am
       Crafting a Theory of Socialist Democracy For China in the 21st Century: Considering Hu Angang’s (胡鞍钢) Theory of Collective Presidency in the Context of the Emerging Chinese Constitutional State Larry Catá Backer[1] ABSTRACT: In the West democratic constitutionalism is grounded on the premise that democracy occurs outside of the organs of state, through elections and discourse. [read post]
8 Mar 2015, 4:27 pm
For ease of reading Flora Sapio is identified as (FS), and Larry Catá Backer as (LCB). [read post]
25 Oct 2016, 7:30 pm
(Pix  Larry Catá Backer 2016)I am happy to report that I have posted a new paper for comment:  Commentary on the New Charity Undertakings Law: Socialist Modernization Through Collective Organizations. [read post]
21 Nov 2017, 6:18 am
 (Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2017)In October 2017 Professor Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, circulated a Draft Guidelines on Human Rights and the Environment for which he is soliciting views (available here in English, French, Spanish). [read post]
10 Dec 2013, 6:11 am
A pre-publication version of the article may be accessed HERE.Sovereign Investing and Markets-Based Transnational Legislative Power: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund in Global Markets Larry Catá Backer Abstract: States, like non-state actors, are increasingly participating in markets. [read post]
3 Sep 2014, 5:26 am
 (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014 (Ekoi, Nigeria, Animal skin, wood and natural fibers))Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, will be hosting a research event this coming Friday, September 5, 2014: Africa’s Sovereign Wealth Funds: Demand, Development and Delivery.This from the conference overview:The number of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in Africa has increased in recent years as governments have sought to capitalise on… [read post]
6 Mar 2015, 11:04 am
For ease of reading Flora Sapio is identified as (FS), and Larry Catá Backer as (LCB). [read post]
16 May 2016, 6:22 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016) I am happy to report the publication of my review essay, "The Military, Ideological Frameworks, and Familial Marxism: A Comment on Jung-Chul Lee, “A Lesson From Cuba’s Party-Military Relations and a Tale of “Two Front Lines” in North Korea," which appears in the Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)… [read post]
6 Aug 2023, 6:45 am
   Table of contents (15 chapters) Front Matter Pages i-x PDF The Efficient Jurist as a Semiotician: A Dialogue with Jan Broekman and… [read post]
2 Aug 2015, 7:04 pm
-North Korea Case” Discussants: Kyunghwa Lee, Songsil University (Wootae Lee); Larry Catá-Backer, Pennsylvania State University (Jung-Chul Lee); Suk-hoon Hung, KINU (Young-Ja Lee)This post focuses on one of those papers, Jung-Chul Lee, “A Lesson from Cuba’s Party-Military Relations and a Tale of ‘Two Fronts Line’ in North Korea” for which I served as discussant. [read post]
29 Jun 2022, 12:41 pm
For this Part 9 we consider my essay: Larry Catá Backer, Beyond the Ritual of Treaties as Gestures: Effectively Closing the Governance Gap in the Area of Business and Human Rights with a Framework Treaty, Völkerrechtsblog, 24.06.2022, doi: 10.17176/20220624-161958-0. [read post]
21 Apr 2014, 6:54 pm
For these purposes, an initial set of collaborative lectures will be delivered at Pennsylvania State University, to be led by Professor Zhiwei Tong from East China University of Political Science and Law and Larry Catá Backer from Pennsylvania State University. [read post]
27 Mar 2016, 2:54 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Globalization has produced a wealth of marvelous work that seeks to theorize the emerging relationships between states, non-state actors (especially multinational corporations), and international organizations. [read post]
31 Mar 2022, 8:14 am
Philippe Couvreur, Judge Ad Hoc, International Court of Justice, The Hague, who will present “El cambio climático y la Corte Interacional de Justicia: perspectivas" Gregorio Mesa Cuadros, Catedrático de la facultad de derecho y CC. políticas y sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Columbia, who will present “Crisis climáticas y afectaciones a derechos ambientales"Larry Catá… [read post]