Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance

Liber Amicorum David M Trubek

Edited by: Grainne de Burca, Claire Kilpatrick, Joanne Scott

This book of essays, written in honor of Professor David Trubek, explores many of the themes which he himself has written about, most notably the emergence of a global critical discourse on law and its application to global governance. As law becomes ever more implicated in global governance, and as processes related to and driven by globalization transform legal systems at all levels, it is important that critical traditions in law adapt to the changing legal order and probl?matique. The festschrift brings together critical scholars from North American, South America, and the EU to explore the forms of law that are emerging in the global governance context, the processes and legal roles that have developed, and the critical discourses that have been formed. The book shows the complexity of law in today's world and demonstrates the value of critical legal thought for our understanding of issues of contemporary governance and regulation. It looks at critical appraisals of law at the global, regional, and national level; the links among them; and the normative implications of critical discourses. Scholars from many countries contribute critical studies of global and regional institutions, explore the governance of labor and development policy in depth, and discuss the changing role of lawyers in global regulatory space. [Subject: Public International Law, Comparative Law, Law and Politics]

446 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464192

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