Transnational LegalThe IGLP is pleased to announce IGLP Almuni and Affiliated Scholars, Rose Parfitt (Melbourne Law School), Usha Natarajan (The American University in Cairo), and Luis Eslava (Melbourne Law School) have released their collective review of  Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy in a mini-seminar and paper (Post) Revolutionary Interlinkages: Labor, Environment and Accumulation in Transnational Legal Theory

This project was created during the 2013 IGLP: The Workshop in Doha, Qatar through collaboration with IGLP core faculty members and innovative conversations with global scholars.


“In this collective review, we explore Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy: Political  Power in the Age of Oil with a view to reflecting critically on a contemporary historical juncture, which we call a (post)revolutionary moment. The review builds on discussions at a seminar we co-organised in Doha, Qatar under the auspices of Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy as part of its annual workshop in January 2013. Carbon Democracy is part of a significant body of scholarship stretching over several decades  where Mitchell explores the relationship between economic expertise and the material conditions of socio-economic development. Mitchell’s analyses over the years have been wide-ranging in their interests and implications, but his particular focus has been the Arab region.”  …More