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The Law of Political Economy: Transformation in the Function of Law

Edited by: Poul F. Kjaer

ISBN13: 9781108493116
Published: April 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book develops the law of political economy as a new field of scholarly enquiry. Bringing together an exceptional group of scholars, it provides a novel conceptual framework for studying the role of law and legal instruments in political economy contexts, with a focus on historical transformations and central challenges in both European and global contexts. Its chapters reconstruct how the law of political economy plays out in diverse but central fields, ranging from competition and consumer protection law to labour and environmental law, giving a comprehensive overview of the central challenges of the law of political economy. It also provides a sophisticated and multifaceted framework for further enquires while outlining the contours of new law of political economy.

  • Develops the law of political economy as a field of scholarly enquiry
  • Includes and develops inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives highlighting complementarity and interaction
  • Reformulates basic categories of law, opening up the horizon for a new concept of law

Law and Society
1. The law of political economy: an introduction
Poul F. Kjaer
Part I. Studying the Law of Political Economy:
2. The legal proprium of the economic constitution
Christian Joerges and Michelle Everson
3. The myth of democratic governance
Emilios Christodoulidis
4. A political economy of contemporary legality Duncan Kennedy
Part II. Transformations of the Law of the Globalising Economy:
5. Law in global political economy: now you see it, now you don't
David Kennedy
6. Law of natural resource extraction and money as key to understanding global political economy and potential for its transformation
Isabel Feichtner
7. 'Social nature': political economy, science, and the law in the Anthropocene
Jaye Ellis