GLOBUS panel at 2019 EUSA conference

GLOBUS researchers chaired the panel The European Union: Promoting or obstructing global justice? at the EUSA conference in Denver, Colorado in May 2019. They also participated in various other panels at the conference. 

Denver, Colorado (Photo: Hogs555 [CC BY-SA 3.0])

European Union Studies Association 16th Biannual Conference
Coming Together or Moving Apart?
9-11 May 2019, Denver, Colorado, USA

Organizers: European Union Studies Association 

The panel takes place at 13:45 -15:15 on Saturday 11 May. 

Panel abstract

The papers in this panel draw on the conceptual debate on global political justice in order to examine and assess the EU’s global role. In the context of intensified globalisation and economic integration, there is increasing recognition that the settlement of justice claims cannot be confined to domestic political settings. Yet, the concept of justice is contested. To the extent that the EU contributes to enhance global justice, what conception of justice does it rely upon and to what extent is this conception echoed by state and non-state actors outside of Europe? The papers rely on a shared conceptual framework in which a distinction is made between a conception of justice as non-domination, as impartiality and as mutual recognition. The papers draw on this threefold conception to examine the EU’s external policies in the areas of security, conflict resolution, climate, migration and trade and development.

Helene sjursen
Helene Sjursen chairs the GLOBUS panel at EUSA

Panel chair

Helene Sjursen, GLOBUS Scientific Coordinator, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

Panel discussants

Lisbeth Aggestam, University of Gothenburg

Craig Parsons, University of Oregon


Justice Clashes at the Borders: The EU Migration Policy

Sonia Lucarelli, University of Bologna and Enrico Fassi, Catholic University, Milan.

The EU, Mutual Recognition and the Global Climate Regime

Thomas Diez and Franziskus von Lucke, University of Tübingen

Conceptions of Political Justice in the EU's Conflict Management Operations: The Case of EUFOR Tchad

Ben Tonra, University College Dublin

Justice in Foreign Policy: The Case of the EU

Helene Sjursen, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

Other GLOBUS researchers at the conference

9 May

AmbigEUity -The EU and the Solidarisation of International Society, Bettina Ahrens, University of Tübingen, in the panel 1J EU Actorness Revisited.

Ben Tonra, University College Dublin, in 2E Rountable: Reflecting on the Contributions of Michael H, Smith

Thomas Diez, University of Tübingen, discussant in the panel 1I Bringing Religion Back In

Thomas Diez, University of Tübingen, chair and discussant in the panel 2K Critical Approaches to EU's External Relations and Foreign Affairs 

10 May

Norm Contestation in EU Foreign Policy, Johanne Døhlie Saltnes, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, in the panel 6M Contesting EU Norms and EU Normativity in European Foreign Policy. 

Helene Sjursen, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, discussant in the panel 5H Contesting EU Relevance in a Challenged Liberal World Order II. 

11 May

(De) Europeanisation and (Re) Nationalisation of European Foreign Policies, Ben Tonra, University College Dublin (with Karolina Pmorska), in the panel 10D A De-Europeanisation and Re-Nationalisation of European Foreign Policy?

From Internal-Input to External-Output: A Multi-tiered Understanding of Legitimacy in EU Foreign Policy, Ben Tonra, University College Dublin (with Kolja Raube), in the panel 10F Diffusion of EU Norms: Contestation of European Values. 

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Tags: EU and global justice, Climate change, Cooperation and conflict, Migration, Trade and development
Published Dec. 20, 2018 3:41 PM - Last modified May 16, 2019 10:26 AM