Mikkel Jarle to publish article in International Criminal Law Review – University of Copenhagen

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29 June 2016

Mikkel Jarle to publish article in International Criminal Law Review

Studying, Preaching and Practicing International Criminal Justice.

The article investigates the mobilization of scholarly expertise in and around the international criminal courts. Building on the structural sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, the article analyses the influence of different forms of legal scholarship by situating them in the wider field of international criminal justice. Due to the structure of this field and its relations to the field of politics on one hand and to academic modes of production and prestige on the other, scholarship took competing forms: Practically oriented scholars catered to the perceived needs of the courts while critical perspectives adhered to the norms of academia by pointing out deficiencies in legal practice. Formatted by the larger space in which they exist and by their relative proximity to the opposing poles of societal and academic power, these perspectives police the professional rules that govern the field and impact the functionality of its law.