I lead this project this project, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No.716216 - PROSANCT). It started in 2017 and will go on until 2022.

This project will produce a landmark study of the emergent transnational legal order of sanctions. It will lead to the production of a new monograph and various articles which question how the United States has changed the regulation of financial markets through the imposition of financial sanctions against its enemy states. By providing a sociological analysis of the actors, institutions, networks, technologies and regulations related to sanctions, it will contribute to pressing policy debates on the legitimacy of emerging global governance mechanisms.



Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea

Grégoire Mallard, 2020. Cambridge University Press.
Since Marcel Mauss published his foundational essay The Gift in 1925, many anthropologists and specialists of international relations have seen in the exchange of gifts, debts, loans, concessions or reparations the sources of international solidarity and international law. A century after Mauss, we may ask: what is the relevance of his ideas on gift exchanges and international solidarity? By tracing how Mauss's theoretical and normative ideas inspired prominent thinkers and government officials in France and Algeria, from Pierre Bourdieu to Mohammed Bedjaoui, Grégoire Mallard adds a building block to our comprehension of the role that anthropology, international law, and economics have played in shaping international economic governance from the age of European colonization to the latest European debt crisis. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core

12 May 2020