Democracy, human rights, and the design of international institutions (completed)
The project addresses constitutional and institutional issues in the political theory of human rights and asks questions like: How could we resolve the value conflict between human rights and democracy, and at what costs? And: Should and could international human rights institutions be reformed in order to achieve a more desirable institutional design?
About the project
Within the broader project Should states ratify human rights conventions?, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study in the academic year 2009–10, I do research at the intersection of international and political theory, with a special interest in democratic theory and cosmopolitanism.
My current contributions to the project mainly address two issues: the normative relation between human rights and democracy and the design of international human rights institutions. In addition to that, I am also in the process of publishing other papers on cosmopolitan theory and democratic theory.
My research will mainly result in a number of articles aimed for publication with leading international peer-reviewed academic journals.
November 2009 to October 2012.
I mainly draw upon three partly overlapping domains of political theory in my research: International theory, democratic theory and global justice theory.
My postdoc fellowship is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.