Governance, Law and Social Justice
The GLSJ research group forms part of the ISS Research Programme in Global Development and Social Justice. We aim to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective.
More concretely, research performed by members of the group studies how and to what extent particular governance arrangements help or hinder the achievement of goals of social justice.
The research group builds on the strong ISS tradition of research in the areas of politics, public administration, public policy and international law, but is committed to cutting across disciplinary boundaries.
The research group relates organically with the third ‘leg’ of ISS’ activities related to valorization of research, in particular through capacity development activities in the global South.
Overall leadership of the research group is provided by Des Gasper, Professor of Human Development, Development Ethics and Public Policy.
The governance structure of the group further includes Karin Arts, Professor of International Law and Development, and Jeff Handmaker, Senior Lecturer in Law, Human Rights and Development.