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Amin Parsa

Amin Parsa

Affiliated researcher

Amin Parsa

Logistics of Participation in International Law


  • Amin Parsa


  • Lianne J.M. Boer
  • Sofia Stolk

Summary, in English

This chapter explores logistics of participation as a backstage practice of international law’s knowledge production. For its purpose logistics of participation refers to material conditions of possibility of part taking. Taking essay as its form this chapter ties together seemingly dispersed threads in order to reveal how and through what practices scholars of the South are overburdened to participate and as the result the western academia retains its hegemonic presence in knowledge production of international law. The main focus of this chapter is the global visa regime as the most materially tangible technology of impeding the participation of scholars of the South in the scholarly events of international law. It will be argued that the visa regime, alongside other factors, determines the composition of international law events, limits diversity of expressions and experiences and subsequently shape international law by delimiting the scoop of the thinkable in this academic discipline.


  • Department of Sociology of Law

Publishing year





Backstage Practices of Transnational Law

Document type

Book chapter




  • Law and Society
  • Law (excluding Law and Society)




  • ISBN: 9780367086572