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13.12.2019Workshop

“Political Economy of Law Enforcement” workshop

Is it institutional weakness if a government that has influence over its enforcement agencies consciously decides not to enforce the law? What does it mean if state agencies do not enforce labor laws so as not to compromise jobs in the informal sector? Under what conditions is it even possible to talk about the non-enforcement of the law? The phenomenon of law enforcement has attracted little attention in the social sciences to date. In November 2019, however, the MPIfG hosted an interdisciplinary workshop titled “The Political Economy of Law Enforcement,” at which twelve researchers discussed related conceptual and theoretical issues, presented empirical studies, and explored opportunities for future research. The two-day event was organized by MPIfG researcher Matías Dewey and Lucas Ronconi, Director of Research at the Centro de Investigacion y Accion Social (CIAS) in Argentina. conference website

 

 
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