Welfare-Wellbeing-Harmony? Reflections on Migrant Labour Protection in the Greenland- China-DK Interrelation

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Date(s) - 21/04/2015
10.15 - 12.00

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Porthania, University of Helsinki

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The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture warmly welcomes you to participate in its guest lecture series. The next lecture will be given by Hanne Petersen, Professor Legal Cultures at the University of Copenhagen.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:15-12:00

Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3), 5th floor, room P545

 

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Welfare-Wellbeing-Harmony? Reflections on Migrant Labour Protection in the Greenland- China-DK Interrelation

Professor Hanne Petersen

Professor Petersen, will present in this guest lecture the legal and normative discourse, as well as related significant (case) material, concerned with the welfare of labour migrants – specifically, but not only, relating to future overseas Chinese working in mining industry in Greenland. This presentation is part of a larger project called ‘Welfare, Well-being and Harmony in World Society? Cases on changing legal cultures from China-Greenland-Denmark’. The project seeks to study global and local interrelations related to changing understandings and changing normative regimes of well-fare/-being. Alongside to the concerns of Chinese migrant workes, focus is put on two other issues: the latent emergence of a global normative culture due to climate change in China and the Arctic/Greenland (challenges to a harmonious society and to survival), and the pressures on families and (gendered) individuals to provide welfare and well-being in light of the importance of market economy and increasing inequality in China and EU/Denmark-Greenland.

 

Biography
Hanne Petersen is Professor of Legal Cultures at the University of Copenhagen since 2009. Her past positions include:  Jean Monnet Scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Professor of jurisprudence and sociology of law at University of Greenland, Professor of Greenlandic sociology of law at University of Copenhagen, adjunct professor of law at University of Tromsø, and Hedda Andersson guest professor at Lund University. She has participated in a number of international research projects amongst others an EU-project “Gender Relations at the Turn of the Millennium. Women as Subjects in Marriage and Migration” (2001-2004), a Nordic project “Nordic legal Maps in Transition” (2005-2009) and an EU project “Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe.” (2010-2013). In 2014 she co-taught the first course on Chinese legal culture and law at the University of Copenhagen.