Sociolegal model making 3: Conceptualisation

Sociolegal model making 3: conceptualisation from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo.

This is the third in a series of experiments investigating how modelling can be used in econosociolegal research processes (see the firstsecondfourthfifth and sixth).

The substantive focus of the piece is the construction of legal indicators, such as those produced by the World Bank’s Doing Business project

I planned and filmed the model making in one day. My aim was to use the process to re-enter, and take forward, the world of concepts and relationships that I had generated when writing and presenting a draft paper on the topic about 9 months prior (at that time I used another, object-based, piece titled STANDARD, to illustrate my thinking on indicators).

This modelling experiment forced me to think carefully about the best order in which to tell/show my story/argument. The impact was that I reconfigured my approach to writing an article  ‘The re-co-construction of legitimacy of/through the World Bank Doing Business project’ for a special issue of the International Journal of Law in Context edited by Mathias Siems and David Nelken. While writing the paper I was able to return to the video to remind myself of my overall vision. Stills from the video appear in the article.