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APPEAL’s “What Is Capitalism?” Reading Group

Jan 29, 2021

Please join APPEAL for the next session of their reading group on the law and political economy of capitalism.  All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though we do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  We also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member,

This session will explore the legal construction of capitalism in the context of information technologies. The reading will be sent by email to those who register:  Chapter 2, The Biopolitical Public Domain, from Julie E. Cohen, Between Truth and Power:  The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism (Oxford Univ. Press 2019.

As this session’s discussion leader, we’re excited to have Dr. Dimitri Van Den Meerssche (PhD EUI, LL.M. NYU), an associate fellow at the Asser Institute and a postdoctoral research fellow at Edinburgh Law School (from February 2021 on). He will be working with Gavin Sullivan on a UKRI Future Leaders project titled ‘Infra-Legalities: Global Security Infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and International Law’. Dimitri’s research focuses on digital infrastructures of global governance and the law of international organisations. His first monograph (The World Bank’s Lawyers – The Life of International Law as Institutional Practice) is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

For more information, please email with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.