Mr David van Rooyen, MA, MSc (Dunelm)
David is currently in his final year of his PhD at Durham University’s School of Government & International Affairs.
Alongside completing his doctoral thesis, David is currently working as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher at the House of Commons. He has previously held positions as a Seminar Tutor and a Research Assistant at Durham University.
David also holds an MSc Global Politics from Durham University (2013/14).
With the post-WWII acceleration of globalization and the proliferation of transnational concerns (such as nuclear armament, financial instability, climate change, the spread of diseases etc.), there has been a concomitant increase in international laws and legal institutions that are designed to regulate this activity and solve crucial cross-border coordination problems. This widening and deepening of international law brings to the fore normative concerns about how and from where international law derives its legitimacy. David's doctoral research is a moral evaluation of the traditional way in which international law is meant to be legitimated: through ‘state consent’.
- Consent Theory
- Contemporary British Politics
- Ideas & Ideologies
- International Law
- International Organizations
- Political Legitimacy
- Public Affairs
- 2015/16 International Organizations (Tutor) (60 hours/year.)
- 2016/17 Ideas & Ideologies (Tutor) (60 hours/year.)