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The Expert of Self in the Process of Global Governance: The Role of Persons with Disabilities in the Drafting of the Disability Rights Convention

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This paper examines diffuse, multidirectional processes for the construction of knowledge in treaty making. For example, literature on global governmentality applies governmentality research, which suggests decentralized governmental processes with productive networks of power running through individuals and society. It nevertheless gives an impression of the persistent dichotomy between the ruling and the ruled with the elite producing rationalities, strategies, and technologies of government, which are translated down to the masses at local sites of action. Accordingly, various programs for global governance articulated in international institutions flow down to the ground to govern marginalized populations, such as the poor and the migrated. Although some researchers on global governance claim to offer alternatives to prevailing ‘top-down’ approaches to international law and international relations, what they have done is often to shift attention away from treaty making to describe the non-hierarchical and endogenous ways of producing international norms. They essentially replicate the diffuse but unidirectional governmental processes in governmentality research. This is because both governmentality research and global governance literature tend to attach privileges to cognitive knowledge and professional expertise. Their approaches have a methodological implication of suppressing laypersons’ expressive knowledge and experiential know-how involved in governmental processes.

Drawing on literature on legal consciousness and lay-participation, this paper traces the ways in which nongovernmental agents, including both professionals and laypersons, translate different types of knowledge horizontally among themselves and vertically from above and below with the case study of the drafting of the Disability Rights Convention.
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Tanaka, Maki. "The Expert of Self in the Process of Global Governance: The Role of Persons with Disabilities in the Drafting of the Disability Rights Convention" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, TBA, Berlin, Germany, Jul 24, 2007 <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p185657_index.html>

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Tanaka, M. , 2007-07-24 "The Expert of Self in the Process of Global Governance: The Role of Persons with Disabilities in the Drafting of the Disability Rights Convention" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, TBA, Berlin, Germany <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p185657_index.html

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Abstract: This paper examines diffuse, multidirectional processes for the construction of knowledge in treaty making. For example, literature on global governmentality applies governmentality research, which suggests decentralized governmental processes with productive networks of power running through individuals and society. It nevertheless gives an impression of the persistent dichotomy between the ruling and the ruled with the elite producing rationalities, strategies, and technologies of government, which are translated down to the masses at local sites of action. Accordingly, various programs for global governance articulated in international institutions flow down to the ground to govern marginalized populations, such as the poor and the migrated. Although some researchers on global governance claim to offer alternatives to prevailing ‘top-down’ approaches to international law and international relations, what they have done is often to shift attention away from treaty making to describe the non-hierarchical and endogenous ways of producing international norms. They essentially replicate the diffuse but unidirectional governmental processes in governmentality research. This is because both governmentality research and global governance literature tend to attach privileges to cognitive knowledge and professional expertise. Their approaches have a methodological implication of suppressing laypersons’ expressive knowledge and experiential know-how involved in governmental processes.

Drawing on literature on legal consciousness and lay-participation, this paper traces the ways in which nongovernmental agents, including both professionals and laypersons, translate different types of knowledge horizontally among themselves and vertically from above and below with the case study of the drafting of the Disability Rights Convention.

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