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dr. M.E.A. Goodwin

Universitair hoofddocent 

Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law


Morag Goodwin is an Associate Professor in International Law.

Morag's primary research interest lies in the field of international law, in particular critical approaches to international law. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of development, participation, non-state actors and human rights in norm generation and implementation. She is interested in questions of legitimacy, in relation to the exclusion of non-state actors, the dominance of human rights, technology regulation and issues of global law.

Her current research concerns questions of global law, including the contours and ethics of global legal scholarship. She is currently writing an article to give shape to her ideas on how we should  understand global law through a number of case-studies.

Additionally, her research focuses on the Roma, examining questions of the role of law in maintaining and enforcing exclusion and of legal empowerment. In particular, she is interested in the way in which Romani individuals and communities interact with and are acted upon by the law. Additional aspects of her research in relation to the Roma are focused on European Union integration efforts.

A further strand of her research relates to the regulation of technology, notably in the area of technology transfer, and human rights and ethics in relation to technology regulation questions. She is the co-author (with Roger Brownsword) of the CUP Law in Context book, Law and the Techologies of the Twenty-First Century (2012) and is currently preparing a contribution to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology and a review of the Spike Jonze film Her. She is particularly interested in technology transfer within law and development and international law more broadly.

Morag is also leader of the Erasmus Mundus-funded project EDOLAD ('European Doctorate in Law and Development'), heading a consortium of European and non-European partners to establish a joint doctoral programme in the field of Law & Development.

In addition, she is involved in Tilburg Law School's global law project.



News items

  • EDOLAD meeting in Bilbao
    Chaired a project committee meeting in Bilbao last week for the EDOLAD project. It was an intense but good meeting and much progress was made. This followed on from the stakeholder workshop held in Tilburg on 7 March - very stimulating!
  • Roma volume just published!
    A volume I edited entitled 'European Roma Integration Efforts - A Snapshot' has just been published by VUB Press.
  • Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin
    Just back from an interesting conference in Berlin on Areas and Disciplines. Was on a panel dedicated to the internationalization of legal studies with Christoph Moellers, Thomas Duve, Sundhya Pahuja and Alexandra Kemmerer. A good conversation!

Belangrijkste publicaties

  • Morag Goodwin & Roos Buijs, 'Making Good European Citizens of the Roma: A Closer Look at the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies' (2013) 14 German Law Journal;
  • Roger Brownsword & Morag Goodwin, Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • Goodwin M.E.A. (2010), 'Bucking the (Kuznets) Curve: Designing Effective Environmental Regulation for Developing Countries' (co-authored with Michael Faure and Franziska Weber), 51 Virginia Journal of International Law 95-156
  • Goodwin, M.E.A. (2008). Multi-dimensional exclusion: Viewing Romani poverty through the nexus of race and poverty. In D. Schiek & V. Chege (Eds.), European Union discrimination law: Comparative perspectives on multidimensional equality law (pp. 39-62). London: Routledge. Further information
  • Goodwin, M.E.A. (2010), 'Linking Anti-Corruptionism and Human Rights: A Dangerous Addition to the Development Discourse' (with Kate Rose-Sender) in M. Boersma & H. Nelen (eds.), Corruption & Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Intersentia), 221-240.
Laatst bewerkt: 04 september 2014