Dr Nora Stappert

Senior Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg
Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5230
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: stappert@gcr21.uni-due.de

Vita

Since 01/2020

University of Leeds

School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Lecturer in International Relations and International Law

9/2018 - 12/2019

University of Copenhagen

Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law

Marie Curie Fellow

03/2017 - 08/2018

University of Gothenburg

School of Global Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fellowship

Dr Nora Stappert joined the research group 'Legitimation and delegitimation in global cooperation' in February 2022 and will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre until January 2023.

 

Research Project at the Centre

Processes of (De-)Legitimation through Law: Understanding Communities of International Legal Practice and the Proposal to Criminalize Ecocide

Within the International Relations literature on legitimation and delegitimation in global governance, specifically legal legitimation narratives, alongside the legal practitioners who often propose them, have received relatively little attention. To better understand the legal dimension of (de-)legitimation, this project focuses on the role of international lawyers as protagonists of processes of (de-)legitimation, specifically with regard to international criminal courts. How and with what consequences have international lawyers been engaged in the (de-)legitimation of these courts? And through which processes, and with what implications, has the protection of the environment and climate change been constructed as a legitimate concern within international criminal justice in recent years, culminating in proposals to include ecocide as an international crime within the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court?

Research Interests

  • Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance
  • Legal Authority and Interpretation in International (Criminal) Law
  • International Courts, International Criminal Court
  • Intersection Between International Relations and International Law

Current Projects

  • Processes of (De-)Legitimation through Law: Understanding Communities of International Legal Practice and the Proposal to Criminalize Ecocide

Publications (Selection)

Bexell, Magdalena, Karin Bäckstrand, Farsan Ghassim, Catia Gregoratti, Kristina Jönsson, Fredrik Söderbaum, Nora Stappert, and Anders Uhlin (forthcoming). 'The Politics of (De)legitimation in Global Governance: A Theoretical Framework', in Magdalena Bexell, Kristina Jönsson, and Anders Uhlin (eds.), Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance: Practices, Justifications, and Audiences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stappert, Nora, and Catia Gregoratti (forthcoming). 'The Self-Legitimation of Global Governance Institutions: A Comparative Overview of Normative Justifications in Global Governance,' in Magdalena Bexell, Kristina Jönsson, and Anders Uhlin (eds.), Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance: Practices, Justifications, and Audiences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gregoratti, Catia, Nora Stappert, and Fredrik Söderbaum (forthcoming). 'Justifying Delegitimation: African Critiques of Global Governance Institutions,' in Magdalena Bexell, Kristina Jönsson, and Anders Uhlin (eds.), Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance: Practices, Justifications, and Audiences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Anderson, Emma-Louise, et al. (2022). 'Editorial: British Political Studies and the Politics of Global Challenges,' British Journal of Politics and International Relations 24(1): 3–10.

Bexell, Magdalena, Kristina Jönsson, and Nora Stappert (2021). 'Whose Legitimacy Beliefs Count? Targeted Audiences in Global Governance Legitimation Processes,' Journal of International Relations and Development 24(2): 483–508.

Stappert, Nora (2020). 'Practice Theory and Change in International Law: Theorizing the Development of Legal Meaning Through the Interpretive Practices of International Criminal Courts,' International Theory 12(1): 33–58.

Stappert, Nora (2020). 'The Art of Aiming at a Moving Target: A Critique of Lechner and Frost’s Practice Theory and International Relations,' Global Constitutionalism 9(1): 183–198.

Stappert, Nora (2019). 'Behind the Scenes of Legal Interpretation: Interpretive Practices at the International Criminal Court', iCourts Working Paper Series, no. 186: 1–36, available at papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm.

Stappert, Nora (2018). 'A New Influence of Legal Scholars? The Use of Academic Writings at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals,' Leiden Journal of International Law 31(4): 963–980.