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David Szablowski

Department of Social Science

Associate Professor
 
Office: S 738 Ross
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 77814
Emaildavidsz@yorku.ca
 
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Professor David Szablowski teaches in the areas of globalization and the law, ethnographic approaches to human rights, legal pluralism and socio-legal studies. His research focuses on law and globalization; regulation and governance theory; transnational law; non-state regulation; global legal pluralism; extractive industries (oil, mining and gas projects); indigenous rights; Latin America; international financial institutions; multi-sited ethnography and fieldwork-based research in the global South. He is a founding member of the Extractive Industries Research Group (EIRG) at York, a network of researchers working on oil, mining and gas projects. He is the author of "Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining, Communities and the World Bank" (Hart Publishing, 2007). Professor Szablowski is currently engaged in a research project examining the operationalization of emerging transnational norms requiring informed consent or consultation for extractive industry development on indigenous territory. Professor Szablowski is appointed to the graduate programs in Socio-legal Studies and at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Ontario bar.

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Research Interests

Governance , Globalization , Extractive Industries, Political Ecology, Legal pluralism

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Books

Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining, Communities and the World Bank. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007. http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781841136394

Book Chapters

“Who Defines Displacement? The Operation of the World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy” in P. Vandergeest, P. Idahosa, and P. Bose (eds.) Development’s Displacements. Vancouver, UBC Press, 2006. (revised version of JOBE article)

“Developing Institutions for Corporate and Community Engagement in the Mining Sector” Community Rights and Corporate Responsibilities. Eds. T. Clark, L. North, and V. Patroni. Toronto: Between the Lines Publishing, 2006.

Journal Articles

“Re-empaquetando el CLPI: las conexiones globales y el debate sobre el consentimiento indígena para la extracción industrial de recursos” Antropológica 28 (2010): 217-238. http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/anthropologica/sites/revistas.pucp.edu.pe.anthropologica/files/9-anthropologica-28-suplemento-1-szablowski.pdf

“Operationalizing Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in the Extractive Industry Sector? Examining the Challenges of a Negotiated Model of Justice” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 30.1-2 (2010): 111-130.

“Engaging Indigeneity in Development Policy” Development Policy Review 26.4 (2008): 483- 500 (co-authored with M. Marschke & P. Vandergeest).

“John Willis and the Challenges for Public Law Scholarship in a Neoliberal, Globalizing World” (2005) 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 869. Special Issue: Administrative Law Today: Culture, Ideas, Institutions, Processes, Values. Essays in Honour of John Willis.

“Mining, Displacement and the World Bank” Journal of Business Ethics 39.3 (2002): 247-273.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOSC4356 6.0  Law and Society Honours Seminar: Globalization, Law & Democracy SEMR Course Website 


Professor David Szablowski teaches in the areas of globalization and the law, ethnographic approaches to human rights, legal pluralism and socio-legal studies. His research focuses on law and globalization; regulation and governance theory; transnational law; non-state regulation; global legal pluralism; extractive industries (oil, mining and gas projects); indigenous rights; Latin America; international financial institutions; multi-sited ethnography and fieldwork-based research in the global South. He is a founding member of the Extractive Industries Research Group (EIRG) at York, a network of researchers working on oil, mining and gas projects. He is the author of "Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining, Communities and the World Bank" (Hart Publishing, 2007). Professor Szablowski is currently engaged in a research project examining the operationalization of emerging transnational norms requiring informed consent or consultation for extractive industry development on indigenous territory. Professor Szablowski is appointed to the graduate programs in Socio-legal Studies and at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Ontario bar.



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Professional Leadership

Board Member, Canadian Law & Society Association (CLSA), Board Member, Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC), Founding Member, Extractive Industries Research Group (EIRG)


Research Interests:

Governance , Globalization , Extractive Industries, Political Ecology, Legal pluralism

All Publications

Books

Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining, Communities and the World Bank. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007. http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781841136394

Book Chapters

“Who Defines Displacement? The Operation of the World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy” in P. Vandergeest, P. Idahosa, and P. Bose (eds.) Development’s Displacements. Vancouver, UBC Press, 2006. (revised version of JOBE article)

“Developing Institutions for Corporate and Community Engagement in the Mining Sector” Community Rights and Corporate Responsibilities. Eds. T. Clark, L. North, and V. Patroni. Toronto: Between the Lines Publishing, 2006.

Journal Articles

“Re-empaquetando el CLPI: las conexiones globales y el debate sobre el consentimiento indígena para la extracción industrial de recursos” Antropológica 28 (2010): 217-238. http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/anthropologica/sites/revistas.pucp.edu.pe.anthropologica/files/9-anthropologica-28-suplemento-1-szablowski.pdf

“Operationalizing Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in the Extractive Industry Sector? Examining the Challenges of a Negotiated Model of Justice” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 30.1-2 (2010): 111-130.

“Engaging Indigeneity in Development Policy” Development Policy Review 26.4 (2008): 483- 500 (co-authored with M. Marschke & P. Vandergeest).

“John Willis and the Challenges for Public Law Scholarship in a Neoliberal, Globalizing World” (2005) 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 869. Special Issue: Administrative Law Today: Culture, Ideas, Institutions, Processes, Values. Essays in Honour of John Willis.

“Mining, Displacement and the World Bank” Journal of Business Ethics 39.3 (2002): 247-273.


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOSC4356 6.0  Law and Society Honours Seminar: Globalization, Law & Democracy SEMR Course Website