S08E05: Vivek Maru on Legal Empow­er­ment for Communities 

This episode explores envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice and the democ­ra­ti­za­tion of law. What does it take to turn the law into some­thing that ordi­nary peo­ple can use to pro­tect them­selves? And how can putting the pow­er of the law into the hands of the peo­ple sup­port pro­gres­sive eman­ci­pa­to­ry pol­i­tics? Lis­ten to hear how invest­ment in com­mu­ni­ty lead­er­ship is key to an envi­ron­men­tal­ly just transition.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.