Friday, June 26, 2015

Conference: Indicators and the Ecology of Governance

On July 6-7, 2015, the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law will host a conference on "Indicators and the Ecology of Governance." The program is here. Here's the idea:

This conference has three objectives: to take stock of and analyze key ideas from very recent work in the field of indicators and governance; to bring together interested scholars and celebrate the launch of several recent books on indicators in global governance; and above all to explore promising directions in current and future research, with a particular focus on the dynamics or ecology of governance in which indicators are one of several competing technologies.

This conference builds on research by NYU Law faculty on the general phenomenon of global governance as well as in fields such as trafficking, rule of law and corruption. Much of this work takes place under the rubric of two ongoing projects of the Institute for International Law and Justice: Inter-Institutional Relations in Global Law and Governance, and Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance.