• E-mailSilje.Langvatn@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 27 32
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    Parkveien 9
    Ida Bloms hus
    5007 Bergen
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    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Silje A. Langvatn is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Philosophy. She has previously held positions such as Postdoctoral Fellow at PluriCourts, University of Oslo, Law & Philosophy, fellow at Yale Law School (2016), and Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard Government Department (2009).

Most recent publication (Open Access): Holst, C., & Langvatn, S. A. (2021). Descriptive representation of women in international courts. Journal of Social Philosophy, 00, 1– 18

"Should Blacks Represent Blacks, and Women Represent Women? A Contingent "Yes" (Jane Mansbridge 1999). In a new article, Cathrine Holst and I revisit Mansbridge's article, which presented a systematic framework for evaluating the costs and benefits of such descriptive representation. Mansbridge developed her framework with elected assemblies in mind.

We look at how the calculus changes when the question is descriptive representation of women in international courts. For this type of institution, we argue, some of the costs of descriptive representation become costlier, and some of the benefits become weaker.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Descriptive representation of women in international courts. Journal of Social Philosophy. 1-18.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Should International Courts Use Public Reason? Ethics and International Affairs. 355-377.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Legitimate, but unjust; just, but illegitimate: Rawls on political legitimacy. Philosophy & Social Criticism. 132-153.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Superborgaren. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. 90-97.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Feminisme i Tangoland. Fett. 4 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Martha Nussbaums universalistiske feminisme. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. 360-372.
  • Show author(s) (2004). A Systematic Approach to Karl-Otto Apel's Explication of the Conception of Truth. Proceedings of the Durham-Bergen Postgraduate Philosophy Seminar. 73-96.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Hvordan kan forskning være med på å skape tillit i samfunnet? ALLEA rapport. .
  • Show author(s) (2012). Suggestions for a Value-based Governance: The Idea of a ”European Science and Technology Value Atlas”. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Proportionality Test as a Test of Public reason.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Korleis kan forskarar skape tillit til forskning?
  • Show author(s) (2017). Post public reason in an age of post-truth politics?
  • Show author(s) (2017). Is there a place for public reason in post-truth politics?
  • Show author(s) (2015). The Legitimacy of International Courts: How do we conceptualize it?
  • Show author(s) (2015). International Courts' Public Reason.
  • Show author(s) (2015). How much can O'Neill's justificatory approach to human rights justify? - Comment on Onora O'Neill's Grimen lecture.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Deliberative demokratimodellar.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Courts and Public Reason: Why International Courts May be a Special Case.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Er sosialdemokratiet liberalt?
  • Show author(s) (2014). 17.mai: Frå pølsefest til prinsippdiskusjon? - Kva forhold vanlege borgarar har, og kan ha, til konstitusjonen.
  • Show author(s) (2014). 17. Mai: Frå pølsefest til prinsippdiskusjon - kva forhold vanlege borgarar har, og kan ha, til konstitusjonen.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2019). Hva er Demokrati? .
  • Show author(s) (2013). Kvinna - Den tause borgar.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Kvinna - Den tause borgaren.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Kan ein liberal stat støtte grunnforskning?
  • Show author(s) (2007). Gud i det offentlege, eller offentleg gudløyse? Politisk liberale tilnærmingar.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). PluriCourts Lunch Seminar: What is it we disagree about when we disagree about the legitimacy of an institution? A framework for identifying and diagnosing legitimacy disagreements.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Legitimacy Disagreements: A Framework of Analysis.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Understanding disagreements about the legitimacy of institutions.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Rewriting Academic Role Expectations in Light of Climate Change?
  • Show author(s) (2019). What is it we disagree about, when we disagree about the legitimacy of an institution?
  • Show author(s) (2019). International Courts as Exemplars of Global Public Reason .
  • Show author(s) (2018). What is it we disagree about, when we disagree about the legitimacy?
  • Show author(s) (2018). Institutional legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Analyzing institutional legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Accountability of experts: What does it mean, why is it challenging - and is it what we need?
  • Show author(s) (2018). Accountability of experts - is it what we need?
  • Show author(s) (2017). What do we mean when we say that there is a legitimacy crisis for human rights?
  • Show author(s) (2017). The turn from justice to legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Rawls' political political philosophy.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Populist backlashes against international courts - Invited comment on Erik Voeten's PluriCourts annual lecture.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Do we improve the legitimacy of international courts by making them "more accountable"?
  • Show author(s) (2017). Conceptualizing legitimacy in discussions about international courts.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Accountability of expertise? Frameworks for addressing the normative challenges of increasing reliance on experts.
  • Show author(s) (2017). "The exemplar of public reason- A framework for analyzing public reason in courts".
  • Show author(s) (2017). ""Use of public reason" or "the public use of reason""?
  • Show author(s) (2016). Public reason - an essentially contested term? Opening address.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Judges as moral experts in courts.
  • Show author(s) (2016). International Courts and non-arbitrary discretionary power.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Why some international courts should sometimes use public reason, and what that might mean in practice.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Why International Courts should use Public Reason.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Should International Courts use Public Reason?
  • Show author(s) (2015). Rawls on Theoretical and Practical Reason.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Legitimate, but Unjust. Just, but Illegitimate.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Expertise and Democratic Accountability in Courts and Public Administration.
  • Show author(s) (2014). What Does it Mean to Say that an International Court has a "Public Reason"?
  • Show author(s) (2014). What Does it Mean to Say That an Tnternational Court Should "Reason in Public Reason"?
  • Show author(s) (2014). Rawls' Late Political Liberalism.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Rawls' Concept and Conception pf Legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Rawls' Concept and Conception of Political Legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Public Reason and the Legitimacy of International Courts.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Daniel Bodansky's Analysis of Legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Borgardygder i Habermas og Rawls sine demokratimodellar.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Blind Spots and Complementarity in Habermas' and Rawls' Models of Deliberative Democracy.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The Idea of an European Science and Technology Value Atlas.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Reflections on the ICC-ASP Conference and International Criminal Justice.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Rawls' shift in focus from "political justice" to "political legitimacy": What difference does it make?
  • Show author(s) (2013). Public Reason and Political Legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Frå "De Stummes Lejr" til "idealet om offentlig fornuft".
  • Show author(s) (2012). Rawls on Legitimacy.
  • Show author(s) (2011). What Rawls asks of the individual.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Reconstructing Rawls' Political Liberalism.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Rawls on "Public reason", Habermas on "Public use of Reason".
  • Show author(s) (2011). Presentation of the idea of an European Science and Technology Value Atlas (ESTVA).
  • Show author(s) (2011). Practice dependence and political constructivism in Rawls' Political Liberalism.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Hemmelig val og offentlig fornuft.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Rawls' Idea of Public Reason - Between "Public Reasons" and "Reasoning in Public".
  • Show author(s) (2010). Rawls om "offentlig fornuft" versus Habermas om "offentlig bruk av fornuften".
  • Show author(s) (2010). Public Reason - Also in Private: On the importance of "Pre-public Reasoning" as part of Rawls' civic ideal.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Private følelser og offentlig fornuft?
  • Show author(s) (2009). Grounding Political Morality- In Mediis Rebus.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Can a liberal state support basic research? A Political Liberal Approach.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Normative grounding in Political Liberalism: "postmetaphysical", "non-metaphysical" or "freestanding"?
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2020). Public Reason and Courts. Cambridge University Press.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) (2005). Når sant må seiast- Ein diskusjon av Karl-Otto Apels transcendentalpragmatiske sanningskonsepsjon.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2001). Distributive Justice through International Law - A Discourse Ethical Approach.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2005). Menn om Menn. Fett. 36.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Argumentativ reformasjon. Demo. 30-31.
  • Show author(s) (2004). John Rawls: Ein teori om rettferd. Fett. 41-41.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2020). Ulike syn, eller ulike måtar å argumentere for sitt syn. Klassekampen.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Eit amerikanisert rettsvesen? Klassekampen. 2 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Superborgaren. Dagsavisen.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Eit nytt offentlegheitsideale? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). 2 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Aurdal versus Matlary og vice versa. Fædrelandsvennen.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2013). The Idea and Ideal of Public Reason – John Rawls’ Attempt to Conceptualize a Well-ordered Constitutional Democracy.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Domstolar sin legitimitet og klimarettsaka.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Unge forskere sprenger grenser.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Et tverrfaglig problem.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Skuggeskrivarane.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Rawls' røyst.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Meir enn Stemmerett.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Grunnlov tatt for gitt? Demokrati og offentlig begrunnelse.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Ferdamann med stein i skoen. (Svar til Arild Pedersen sitt "Ferdaminne frå Skjervheimen" i Dag og Tid, 27.10.2013).
  • Show author(s) (2013). Eit rom fullt av elefantar (Om ICC sitt statspartsmøte i Haag 2013).
  • Show author(s) (2012). Kva er det norske? Kronikk.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Intervju om prosjektet Value Isobars og The European Science &Technology Value Atlas.
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) (2012). Kortfilm som presenterer Prosjektet Value Isobars og The European S&T Value Atlas.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2020). Taking Public Reason to Court: Understanding References to Public Reason in Discussions about Courts and Adjudication. 42 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Conceptualizing and Measuring the Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Rawls' Political Liberalism Reconstructed. 33 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Public reason and political legitimacy. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Martha Nussbaum - i rettferdas nybrottsland. 23 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2019). Introduction to the Symposium: Political and Legal Theory on the Legitimacy of International Courts. Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. 242-246.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Book Review: International Criminal Justice: Legitimacy and Coherence, edited by G. Boas, W. A. Schabas and M. P. Scharf. Nordic Journal of International Law. 347-355.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Preface to Public Reason and Courts. xi-xxxvi.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2014). Politisk filosofi for eit sosialdemokrati. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. 343-346.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) (2005). Eit muslimsk, feministisk dilemma. Fett. 52-53.

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