Episode 7: Agency

Episode 7: Agency

In this episode, Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discuss the concept of ‘Agency’ together with Dr. Annemarie Kalis and Dr. Julie Fraser. Dr. Kalis is Associate Professor of theoretical philosophy at Utrecht University, while Dr. Fraser is Assistant Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Montaigne Centre at Utrecht University.

In this episode they examine the concept of ‘agency’ and how it has developed over time. The hosts discuss how they respectively use the concept of agency and whether there are differences/similarities in their approach.

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Literature list and further reading

Barker, Roger. 1968. ‘Ecological Psychology: Concepts and methods for studying the environment of human behavior’, CA: Stanford University Press.

Godfrey-Smith, Peter. 2016. ‘Other minds: the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness’, William Collins.

Fraser, Julie. 2018. ‘Every Organ of Society’ - Exploring the Role of Social Institutions in the Effective Implementation of International Human Rights Law’, Utrecht University, Dissertation.

Fraser, Julie. 2020. ‘Social Institutions and International Human Rights Law Implementation – Every Organ of Society’, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.