Since his seminal work on the relationships between law and sciences in 1992, Serge Gutwirth has been exploring numerous scholarly paths, and reinventing the ways in which academia intersects with activism. Full Professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije University Brussel (VUB), legal scholar, criminologist, founder of the Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) research group, he has been not only a pioneering mind and a multifaceted writer, but also a mentor and infallible reference for many in Europe and beyond.
A singular thinker of the commons, a theorist of law who is glad to cultivate a collective piece of land with his hands, and a deeply serious scholar with a famous soft spot for humour, he has inspired and keeps inspiring researchers and activists of different generations and backgrounds. In this volume, some of his friends, colleagues and collaborators pay homage to an exceptional intellectual who is also an uncommonly appreciated man.
Table of contents
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- Serge Gutwirth: Making excellent science differently
Niels van Dijk and Gloria González Fuster
- Close encounters of a special kind
- Serge Gutwirth: from theorist to activist
- The loyalties of knowledge, mathematics in particular
Jean Paul Van Bendegem
- Hoe het coronavirus de wetenschap blijvend verdeelde. Publieke immunisering, consensusclaims en ontrading van het wetenschappelijk debat
Paul De Hert
- Imagining another law and other rights
- Data: from “property” towards “commons”
- Les biens communs numériques. Résister à la prédation
Karim Benyekhlef et Aurore Troussel
- What we hold in common: from legal personality to European data commons
Katja de Vries
- Serge Gutwirth: an iconoclastic image of the academic mindset
- Le distributif des commons et le redistributif étatique Le trajet d’un possible contre-paradoxe vertueux ?
- Klimaaturgentie en de open democratische rechtsstaat
- Whose history? Some reflexions on the history of rights and freedoms
- The commons in the late medieval Low Countries: resource management, embedded individualism and risk control
Dave De ruysscher
- Humour and surveillance: “That’s not funny” (or is it?)
Gary T. Marx
- Guerrilla lawfare: on the politics of the practical turn in law
Laurent de Sutter
Gloria González Fuster
Gloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije University Brussel (VUB), and co-director of the Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) Large Research Group.
Niels van Dijk
Niels van Dijk is an Associate Professor at VUB’s Faculty of Law and Criminology, and vice-chair of the department of Metajuridica.