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Salvatore Caserta

Salvatore Caserta

Postdoc

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    Teaching

    International Dispute Resolution and International Courts; Public International Law; The Legal Profession; Comparative Regional Integration; Sociology of Law

    Current research

    I am currently involved in several research projects. I am interested in unveiling the socio-political dynamics accounting for the establishment of authority of international courts in regional settings. My interest lies in researching and understanding the reasons why several regions of the world equipped their systems of regional integration with international judicial bodies, how these institutions develop and function over time, and how these impact on regional integration.

    In my doctoral dissertation entitled “Institutionalizing Regional International Courts – Creation, Authority, and Power of the Central American and Caribbean Courts of Justice”, I examined the socio-political dynamics accounting for the establishment and the gaining of authority of the Central American and the Caribbean Courts of Justice.

    I am also interested in studying the role of international courts in times of crisis and populism. In particular, I am interested in understanding how international courts react to external shocks and which strategies they employ to cope with challenging political environments. 

    Another aspect of my research deals with Eurocentrism and international law. My goal is to develop an analytical framework for explaining Eurocentrism's varied patterns as well as practices, and, ultimately, for evaluating its impact on contemporary international law and scholarship 

    Finally, I am developing a research project on the impact of new technologies and the development of the digital capitalism on the internal structure of legal profession and its role in society. The most recent technological advancements – comprising the latest developments on information technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data – are revolutionizing the ways in which information are created, stored, and conveyed. While causing important changes in institutions, practices, political ideologies, and values, these new developments offer new possibilities and challenges to the legal profession that, thus far, remain largely unexplored. My project focuses on understanding how the rise of digital capitalism impacts and alters the equlibrium of power within the Danish legal profession. 


     

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