Johan Karlsson Schaffer

University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies

POB 700

Gothenburg, SE 40530

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University of Oslo - Faculty of Law

PO Box 6706 St Olavsplass

Oslo, 0130

Norway

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International Human Rights and the Challenge of Legitimacy

The legitimacy of international human rights regimes: Legal, political and philosophical perspectives, edited by Andreas Føllesdal, Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Geir Ulfstein, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pages 1-31., PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-09, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-10
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies, Pluricourts and Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
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human rights, legitimacy, international courts, authority

International Human Rights and the Challenge of Legitimacy

In: The legitimacy of international human rights regimes: Legal, political and philosophical perspectives, edited by Andreas Føllesdal, Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Geir Ulfstein. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge (2013), pp. 1-31.
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies, Pluricourts and Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
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human rights, legitimacy, international courts, authority

Legitimacy, Global Governance and Human Rights Institutions: Inverting the Puzzle

The legitimacy of international human rights regimes: Legal, political and philosophical perspectives, edited by Andreas Føllesdal, Johan Karlsson Schaffer & Geir Ulfstein, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pages 212–42, PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-10, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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human rights instittuions, legitimacy, global governance, cosmopolitanism, functionalism

Legitimacy, Global Governance and Human Rights Institutions: Inverting the Puzzle

The legitimacy of international human rights regimes: Legal, political and philosophical perspectives, edited by Andreas Føllesdal, Johan Karlsson Schaffer & Geir Ulfstein, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pages 212–42.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 May 2012 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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human rights instittuions, legitimacy, global governance, cosmopolitanism, functionalism

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The Nordic Human Rights Paradox: Moving Beyond Exceptionalism

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2013-25
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2015
Malcolm Langford and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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human rights, Nordic states, foreign policy, exceptionalism, constitutionalism

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Affected and Subjected: The All-Affected Principle in Transnational Democratic Theory

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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democratic theory, all-affected principle, inclusion, boundary problem, transnational democracy, cosmopolitan democracy, deliberative democracy

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Prostitution Policy Reform and the Causal Role of Ideas: A Comparative Study of Policymaking in the Nordic Countries

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 110:1, 2008, 59–65.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2013
Gregg Bucken-Knapp and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Stirling and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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prostitution policy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, ideational, policy reform

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A Pluralist Approach to the Practice of Human Rights

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2015
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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human rights, practice turn, practice-dependence, methodology, pluralism

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Deliberative Democracy in Transnational Governance: Problems of Legitimacy, Agency, and Representation

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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deliberative democracy, global governance, agency, representation, accountability, legitimacy

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The Turn to Authority Beyond States

Transnational Legal Theory vol. 4, no. 3 (November 30, 2013): 315–35, PluriCourts Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 08 May 2014
Birgit Peters and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Trier and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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political science, international law, philosophy, authority, legitimacy, bindingness

The Turn to Authority Beyond States

Transnational Legal Theory vol. 4, no. 3 (November 30, 2013): 315–35
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2014
Birgit Peters and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Trier and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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political science, international law, philosophy, authority, legitimacy, bindingness

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The Reluctant Activists: The Scandinavian States and International Human Rights

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2018
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights, human rights, Nordic states, Scandinavia, treaty ratification, United Nations.

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The Same Policy, But Different Ideas: The Ideational Underpinnings of the Norwegian and Swedish Bans on the Purchase of Sexual Services

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2014
Gregg Bucken-Knapp and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Stirling and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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prostitution policy, ideas, grafting, Norway, Sweden, trafficking

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Mellan aktivism och ambivalens: Norden och de mänskliga rättigheterna (Between Activism and Ambivalence: The Nordic States and Human Rights)

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2016
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Denmark, Council of Europe, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, human rights, judicial review, constitutionalism

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The Point of the Practice of Human Rights: International Concern or Domestic Empowerment?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2016
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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human rights, political philosophy, Charles Beitz, legalization, egalitarianism, democracy

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The Scandinavian Rights Revolution: Courts, Rights and Legal Mobilization Since the 1970s

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Malcolm Langford, Mikael Madsen and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law, University of Copenhagen - iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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legal mobilization, strategic litigation, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, legal opportunity, European Convention on Human Rights

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International theory, realism, liberalism, utopianism

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Compliance with the Convention Against Torture: Testing Nordic Exceptionalism

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2015-13
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 27 Mar 2015
Aled Dilwyn Fisher, Malcolm Langford and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Oslo - Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Convention against Torture, Concluding Observations, Nordic states, exceptionalism, definition of torture in national law, detention

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The Legal Complex in Struggles for Political Liberalism in Sweden

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2017
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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political liberalism, legal complex, Sweden, political lawyering, civil liberties, mobilization, civil society

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Conflict of Interest: Inclusion and Transformation in Democratic Theory

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-09
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Comrades, Push the Red Button! Prohibiting the Purchase of Sexual Services in Sweden But Not in Finland

In: Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism, edited by Samantha Majic & Carisa R. Showden. University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780816689583
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Pia Levin
University of Stirling, University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies and Uppsala University
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prostitution policy, Finland, Sweden, ideational, criminalization, ideas

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The Stability of a Cosmopolitan Political Order: Between Federalism and Functionalism

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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federalism, functionalism, cosmopolitanism, political order

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The Forgotten Revolution: Debunking Conventional Wisdom on Sweden's Transition to Democracy

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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democratization, revolution, Sweden, transition, democracy promotion

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Assessing the Epistemic Quality of Democratic Decision-Making in Terms of Adequate Support for Conclusions

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2016
Henrik Friberg‐Fernros and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Epistemic democracy, deliberative democracy, epistemological theory of argumentation, argument schemes, support adequacy, discourse quality

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Expanding the Debate on Moral and Political Approaches to the Philosophy of Human Rights (Introduction)

chapter in: Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights Implications for Theory and Practice, edited by Reidar Maliks & Johan Karlsson Schaffer. Cambridge University Press, 2017, s. 1-12.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Jan 2018
Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Reidar Maliks
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies and University of Oslo - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
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human rights, political philosophy

The Consensus Paradox: Does Deliberative Agreement Impede Rational Discourse?

Political Studies, 62:S1, April 2014
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
Henrik Friberg‐Fernros and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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consensus, deliberative democracy, rationality, experiments, parliamentary discourse

The Consensus Paradox: Does Deliberative Agreement Impede Rational Discourse?

Political Studies, 62:S1, April 2014, PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-14, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-17
Posted: 08 May 2014 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2014
Henrik Friberg‐Fernros and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies

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consensus, deliberative democracy, rationality, experiments, parliamentary discourse

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Security, Equality, and the Clash of Ideas: Sweden's Evolving Anti-Trafficking Policy

Human Rights Review, June 2012, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 167-185
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Karin Persson Strömbäck
University of Stirling, University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies and University of Stirling
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Trafficking, Securitization, Gender Equality, Sweden, Ideas

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Democrats Without Borders: A Critique of Transnational Democracy

Gothenburg Studies in Politics 114. Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, 2008. ISBN: 798-91-89246-38-6. ISSN: 0346-5942
Number of pages: 230 Posted: 01 Jul 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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transnational democracy, cosmopolitan democracy, deliberative democracy, globalisation, human rights, democratic theory, international order

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Resisting Media Capture: Mobilizing for Media Freedom in Uganda

Chapter for Media Capture in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America: Power & Resistance, Mabweazara & Pearson (eds.)., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Sep 2021
Carl-Magnus Höglund and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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The Boundaries of Transnational Democracy: Alternatives to the All-Affected Principle

Review of International Studies 38:2, 2012, 321-42
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 May 2012 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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The View from Elsewhere: Scandinavian Penal Practices and International Critique

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jan 2018
Malcolm Langford, Aled Dilwyn Fisher, Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Frida Paréus
University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo - Department of Public and International Law, University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies and University of Oslo - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
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Detention, Concluding Observations, United Nations Treaty Bodies, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Committee Against Torture, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Monitoring

What Would 'Eleanor Roosevelt' Do? A Reply to Karp

PluriCourts Research Paper No. 14-12, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2014-13
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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practices, human rights, methods, practitioner, pluralism, pragmatism, normativity

What Would 'Eleanor Roosevelt' Do? A Reply to Karp

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Jun 2013
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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practices, human rights, methods, practitioner, pluralism, pragmatism, normativity

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Om Urvalets Problem: Att Undervisa Inom Och Utom Den Politiska Teorins Kanon (On the Problem of Selection: Teaching Within and Without the Canon of Political Theory)

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Oct 2014
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Canon, pedagogy, political theory, selection, teaching

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Treating the truth as a matter of fact: An epistemic alternative to public reason

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 05 May 2021
Henrik Friberg‐Fernros and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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Argumentation theory, disagreement, epistemic reliability, epistemology, justification, liberalism, public reason

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Why Incorporate? The Domestic Politics of Human Rights Commitment in Scandinavia

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Jun 2022
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies
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incorporation, Denmark, Sweden, human rights, sovereignty costs, insurance, European Convention on Human Rights, commitment

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How Democracy Promotion Became a Key Aim of Sweden’s Development Aid Policy

Chapter for the volume Do-gooders at the end of aid, edited by Kristian Bjørkdahl and Antoine de Bengy Puyvallé, Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).
Posted: 19 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2020
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies

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democracy promotion, development aid, Sweden, exceptionalism, culturalism, policy analysis

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Why Extraterritoriality? Trafficking, Human Rights and Nordic Prostitution Policies

Posted: 08 Jun 2013
Gregg Bucken-Knapp and Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Stirling and University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies

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Norway, prostitution policy, extraterritorial law-making, trafficking

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The Co-Originality of Human Rights and Democracy in an International Order

International Theory 7:1, 2015, 96–124. doi: 10.1017/S1752971914000426
Posted: 06 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2015
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
University of Gothenburg - School of Global Studies

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Benhabib, co-originality, democracy, Habermas, human rights