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Benjamin Lawrence – Blog 3 – Subversive Supernaturalism?

In this blog, I reflect on a key question that has been posed to me on numerous occassions recently about the relationship between what I call “constitutional spirits” (aka constitutional/legal interpretation) and the “supernatural” in Cambodia.

Benjamin Lawrence – Blog 3 – Subversive Supernaturalism?

In this blog, I reflect on a key question that has been posed to me on numerous occassions recently about the relationship between what I call “constitutional spirits” (aka constitutional/legal interpretation) and the “supernatural” in Cambodia.

Benjamin Lawrence – Blog 2: Language, Translation and Spirits in Cambodia

In this blog, I use my experiences in the classroom at the Language Institute for Natural Khmer (LINK), Phnom Penh, to discuss some methodological issues surrounding the process of translation, as well as its (somewhat unexpected) connection to undertsanding the role of spirits and the supernatural in contemporary Cambodian society.

Ben Lawrence – Blog 1: Singapore – Constitutionalism from Above or Below

In this blog, I discuss a recent paper, reviewing Kevin YL Tan’s The Constitution of Singapore for the Australian Journal of Asian Law. In the process, I explain how the act of reviewing a book about a constitutional system that I am less familiar with actually helped me to reflect upon, and clarify, my own approach to working on constitutional law. Hence, I also use this blog as an opportunity to introduce readers to some of the methodological commitments that underly my own research.

Ben Lawrence – Podcast 1: Introductory Interview with Taiwo Afolabi

An introductory podcast in which fellow Incoming Commonwealth Scholar, Taiwo Afolabi, asks me about myself, what brought me to Victoria and what I hope to gain from the QES program.

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