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How Legal Intermediaries Facilitate or Inhibit Social Change (LIEPP Working Paper, n°73)

Jérôme Pelisse & Shaunin Talesh
This article explores how legal intermediaries facilitate or inhibit so-cial change. We suggest the increasing complexity and ambiguity of legal rules coupled with the shift from government to governance pro-vides legal intermediaries greater opportunities to influence law and social change. Drawing from new institutional sociology, we suggest rule intermediaries shape legal and social change, with varying de-grees of success, in two ways: (1) law is filtered through non-legal logics emanating from various organizational fields; (2)...

Centrer en Afrique l’humanitarisme mondial

Cecelia Lynch
“Global humanitarianism” is both the complex of actors, organizations, and institutions that work on relief and development aid issues, and the conceptual, epistemological, and cosmological-religious frameworks of knowledge and ethics from which they emanate. I call in this article for (re)centering global humanitarianism in Africa. Drawing from the work of African scholars, I argue that such centering is crucial for learning from African structures of knowledge and religious-cosmological relations how to foreground issues of ontological...

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