PILAGG FALL 2015 – La rentrée

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OCTOBER 2015: (IV) GLOBAL LAW AND INTERDISCIPLINARY INQUIRY

Law’s status as (empirical)  social science, repeatedly mooted then rejected in the name of its “internal” or dogmatic perspective, is arguably the most significant methodological debate in its modern history. But what is it about globalization which makes the need for interdisciplinarity resurface today in view of rethinking legal method? Is global law a relevant object of inquiry for the social sciences? Can the methods of private international law help frame a common problematic?

Alexander Panayatov attempts an exercise in an inter-disciplinary conceptual clarification.  Discussing the impediments to, and conditions for, inter-disciplinary collaboration based on exploring law and political science research cultures, he evaluates “The Legalization and World Politics” (LWP) project that offers a framework for deploying political science methodology to law. He also offers a supplementary framework for studying jurisdictional politics. This framework will specify four distinct mechanisms accounting for the creation of transnational jurisdictional regimes.

  • Transnational jurisdictional regimes and interdisciplinarityAlexander Panayatov (NYU): FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2015. Discussants: Véronique Champeil-Desplat (Paris X) & Jérôme Sgard (CERI – Sciences Po). Salle de réunion (4e étage), 14h-17h, Ecole de droit, Sciences po, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris.

UPCOMING EVENTS: LOOK OUT FOR ADDITIONAL SESSIONS (OCTOBER- DECEMBER) with Neil Walker (on Intimations of global law, 13 November), PG Monateri (on the Geopolitics of global law), Paul Schiff Berman (on Global legal pluralism and PIL, 9 October).