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David Szablowski

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Department of Social Science

Associate Professor
Law & Society Program

Office: 728 Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 77814
Email: davidsz@yorku.ca


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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Degrees

PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
MA, University of Edinburgh

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
Books

Publication
Year

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

2007

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“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)

2006

“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.

2006

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

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

2010

“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.

2010

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

2008

“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.

2005

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

2002


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC3392 6.0 A Ethnographies of Rights SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4356 6.0 A Globalization: Law & Democracy SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC3392 6.0 A Ethnographies of Rights SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4356 6.0 A Globalization: Law & Democracy SEMR


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.

Degrees

PhD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
MA, University of Edinburgh

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


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“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)

2006

“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.

2006

Books

Publication
Year

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

2007

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

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

2010

“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.

2010

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

2008

“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.

2005

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

2002


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC3392 6.0 A Ethnographies of Rights SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4356 6.0 A Globalization: Law & Democracy SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC3392 6.0 A Ethnographies of Rights SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOSC4356 6.0 A Globalization: Law & Democracy SEMR