William Underwood, contact and bio
The project examines whether and how international legal norms –including those that concern security and stability, democracy and inclusion – shape the process and content of constitutional change after armed conflict. Combining legal with empirical (quantitative and qualitative) methods, it explores how international law affects political negotiation and decision-making in a context of tensions and trade-offs between security and democratisation
Articles and papers relating to the PhD project
• “The Bougainville Independence Referendum and the Duty to Consult“, 2019
• 2018 RECAST Training School ‘Framing Rights and Democracy’ in Lublin, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Faculty of Political Science – paper “Transitional Power-Sharing Governments and International Law: The Struggle for Democracy after Civil War”, 5-7 December 2018
• 2019 International Law Day, Lund University, Faculty of Law – paper “International Law and Constitutional Transitions after Conflict”, 11 November 2019
Presentations relating to the PhD project
• 2019 Critical Research in International Law (CRIL) conference in Oxford, Oxford University, the Institute of European and Comparative Law – conference paper “The use of international law and constitutional change after conflict: towards an international legal theory”, 10-12 June 2019.