7 May 2015: Law and authority without (State) pedigree

PROBING LEGAL KNOWLEDGE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: A DANGEROUS METHOD? (2015)

 LAW AND AUTHORITY WITHOUT (STATE) PEDIGREE MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Competing, diffuse, post-Westphalian forms of authority and correlative displacements of power to non-state actors are difficult to capture in legal terms.  Is it possible to take seriously – whether to legitimize, challenge, or govern – new, diffuse and disorderly expressions of authority and normativity which do not necessarily fit traditional forms of legal knowledge, nor respond to familiar methods of legal reasoning? While private international law seems to deny the adequacy of legal pluralism, either to assess legitimacy of such claims or to solve conflicts between them, what are the alternative accounts of informal law (s) beyond the state?

  • Transnational authority: Max del Mar, Roger Cotterell (Queen Mary, London)
  • The technical turn and global norms: Benoît Frydman (ULB Brussels)

École de Droit, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, 7 mai 2015, 14h45 à 17h45 (Salle de réunion, 4th floor)