law


COVID-19 and the Social Contract: A Lesson from Sub-Saharan Africa

Political theorist and Max Weber Fellow, Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi examines compliance with COVID-19 restrictions among citizens in African countries, and locates high levels of cooperation in the mutual respect and obligation people feel towards each other, rather than to state governments.

Responsibility for just judgment in a transnational world

Legal scholar Laura M. Henderson argues that a postmodern ethics of just judgment is necessary for dealing with contemporary legal transnational challenges, such as climate change and migration. Such a mode of just judgment calls on our legal interpreter to constantly interrogate the boundaries of the law and to make decisions that preserve space for future renegotiations of those boundaries.