Institutions of Protection: The Organization of Security and Justice System Institutions in Autocracies

Programa de la conferencia

jueves, 18 junio

13:00 - 14:00Lunch at the IC3JM
14:00 - 14:30Welcome remarks and general instructions
14:30 - 15:30Abel Escribà-Folch (Universidad Pompeu Fabra) and Gonzalo Rivero (YouGov),
“Organizing Security Under Dictatorship: Paramilitaries, Loyalty, and Coup Proofing”

Discussant: Jennifer Gandhi (Emory University)
15:30 - 16:30Tobias Bohmelt (University of Essex)
“The Navy as a Guarantor of (Civil) Peace? Naval Forces and Civil-Military Relations in (Non-) Military Regimes”

Discussant: Gonzalo Rivero
16:30 - 16:45Break
16:45 - 17:45Joseph Wright (Pennsylvania State University)
“Introducing the Leadership Security Ties Data Base”

Discussant: Jennifer Gandhi
17:45 - 18:45Milan Svolik (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“Dictatorship versus the Law”

Discussant: Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca (IC3JM)

viernes, 19 junio

10:00 - 11:00Paloma Aguilar (UNED) and Julio Ríos (CIDE, Mexico),
“Judicial Institutions and the Dilemmas of Power-Sharing and Control in Authoritarian Regimes”

Discussant: Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago School of Law)
11:00 - 12:00Cath Collins (University of Ulster)
“Judicial and Justice System Actors as Agents or Facilitators of Repression in Pinochet’s Chile”

Discussant: Juan-Antonio Mayoral (University of Copenhagen)
12:00 - 12:15Break
12:15 - 13:15Brad Epperly (University of South Carolina)
Justice-Sector Bureaucrats in Authoritarian Regimes”

Discussant: Tamir Moustafa (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
13:15 - 14:15Lunch at the IC3JM
14:15 - 15:15Jaqueline Sievert (Western Carolina University)
“Opinions or Oppression? The Choice between Independent Courts and Repression in Authoritarian Regimes”

Discussant: Abel Escribà-Folch
15:15 - 16:15Juan-Antonio Mayoral and Jesús de Andrés (UNED)
“The Politics of High Courts’ Institutional Design in Authoritarian Regimes”

Discussant: Tamir Moustafa
16:15 - 16:30Break
16:30 - 17:30Jeffrey Staton (Emory University)
“Independent Courts Are Not Exactly Insurance Policies But They Can Enhance Regime Health”

Discussant: Tom Ginsburg
17:30 - 18:00Final remarks
This conference is part of the project “Dictatorial Repression and Judicial Systems: The Determinants of Authoritarian Stability and Transitional Justice” (CSO2012-35664, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2013-2015). The members of the Project are Paloma Aguilar, Abel Escribà-Folch, Juan Antonio Mayoral, Julio Ríos Figueroa, and Gonzalo Rivero.

Todas las sesiones tendrán lugar en el Campus de Getafe de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. C/Madrid, 133 (Edificio 17; Aula 17.1.12).