Past Programmes

The Social Contract Revisited: The Modern Welfare State
The aim of this programme is to establish the theoretical and institutional underpinnings that characterize the reciprocal rights and obligations amongst citizens and between the citizens and the state in modern liberal society.
Rule of Law in China: Chinese Law and Business
The main objective of the programme is to study the ways in which Chinese law and legal institutions encounter and interact with the social environment, including economic and political factors, at local, regional, national, and international levels.

This interdisciplinary programme examines the interaction between law and socio-economic development, democracy, and human rights in post-Communist countries, in Africa, in Arab nations, and in Latin America.