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Jaanika Erne


The Author

Jaanika Erne, M.A. EU Law, King's College London, 2008; M.A. Law, University of Tartu, 2004; LL.M. Public International Law, University of Helsinki, 2003; PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu. Areas of interest: theoretical and historical aspects of public international law, human rights (moral, political and legal aspects), global politics, global and EU governance.


Blogs on: Jaanika Erne


Nordic Political Science Congress at Åbo Akademi Vaasa

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From 9 to 12 August 2011 I participated in the XVI Nordic Political Science Congress at Abo Akademi at Vaasa (Finland). The Congress website is here:   Although meant more for political science associations from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland, I found many Estonian delegates – Kadri Simm (University of Tartu) with presentation “Nordic Reflections in the […]

On Public Lecture: Jeffrey C. Alexander “The Performative Revolution in Egypt”

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Jeffrey C. Alexander, the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University gave a public lecture today at Tallinn University. He was talking about the Egyptian revolution – event that he considered the most important in the Arab world and a day-by-day drama that could be dated between 25 January and 11 February 2011 during which […]

Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi (I did not mean it personally ..)

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Half dead half alive I am back home and to daily Internet access, and today also celebrates the first day of the Polish EU presidency at the time Jerzy Buzek being the president of the European Parliament and Janusz Lewandowski the commissioner for financial programming and budget. What kind of challenges does the new presidency face? – Change of the understanding of the welfare state, […]

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From 24 May 2011 I learn Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) at the Arabeya language school at Cairo. The teachers study at the Ain Shams University, and the method of teaching has worked on me – With three days I have learned the alphabet, some basic everyday phrases, the possessive pronoun, names of the World’s states […]

Book Review: Paul F. Diehl, Charlotte Ku, “The Dynamics of International Law”

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The book: Paul F. Diehl, Charlotte Ku, “The Dynamics of International Law” (Cambridge University Press, 2010) brings a new framework for analysis and a model for legal change and influence of normative change in international law indicating the systemic imbalance of international law. To my mind this book is probably offering the best academic solutions to […]

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