Knowledge, Power and Law Beyond the State

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2016-08

Postnational Rulemaking Working Paper No. 2016-03

41 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2016 Last revised: 8 Feb 2016

See all articles by Marija Bartl

Marija Bartl

University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)

Eljalill Tauschinsky

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Ari Afilalo

Rutgers University - School of Law

Emilios Christodoulidis

Independent

Michelle Everson

University of London - Birkbeck College

Benjamin Farrand

University of Strathclyde - School of Law; European University Institute

Geoff Gordon

T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Joyeeta Gupta

Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)

Damjan Kukovec

Middlesex University - School of Law

Lucas Lixinski

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Hans‐W. Micklitz

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

Horatia Muir Watt

Sciences Po Law School; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Dennis Patterson

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden; University of Surrey - School of Law

Date Written: February 5, 2016

Abstract

This collective paper discusses the many faceted entanglements of knowledge, power and law within, and, even more so, beyond the state. Several eminent scholars in the field offer their view on how the knowledge-power-law nexus should be framed, and what its most salient problems are. In the first chapter, we examine Performativity of Expertise to answer the question why this form of knowledge has so much power over law (Tauschinsky, Christodoulidis, Farrand, and Everson). The second chapter discusses the consequences of De-localisation of Knowledge, ultimately raising the question of the distributive consequences of the governance beyond the state (Bartl, Lixinski, and Muir-Watt). The third chapter deals with the Transformation of Law, and in particular with the question whether the new constellation of power and knowledge beyond the state requires different thinking about the concept and the role of law (Micklitz, Patterson, Gupta, and Kukovec). Some of the contributions build on each other, others are contradictory. Together, however, they represent an intriguing and comprehensive picture of the ongoing debates and practical problems of law and governance beyond the state.

Keywords: transnational law, global governance, postnational constellation, expertise, de-localisation of knowledge, performativity of expertise

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Bartl, Marija and Tauschinsky, Eljalill and Afilalo, Ari and Christodoulidis, Emilios and Everson, Michelle and Farrand, Benjamin and Gordon, Geoffrey and Gupta, Joyeeta and Kukovec, Damjan and Lixinski, Lucas and Micklitz, Hans-W. and Muir Watt, Horatia and Patterson, Dennis, Knowledge, Power and Law Beyond the State (February 5, 2016). Postnational Rulemaking Working Paper No. 2016-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2728148 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2728148

Marija Bartl (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
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Eljalill Tauschinsky

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance ( email )

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Ari Afilalo

Rutgers University - School of Law ( email )

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Emilios Christodoulidis

Independent

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Michelle Everson

University of London - Birkbeck College ( email )

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Benjamin Farrand

University of Strathclyde - School of Law ( email )

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European University Institute ( email )

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Italy

Geoffrey Gordon

T.M.C. Asser Instituut ( email )

P.O. Box 30461
2500 GL The Hague, 2517JN
Netherlands

Joyeeta Gupta

Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) ( email )

De Boelelaan 1115
Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands

Damjan Kukovec

Middlesex University - School of Law ( email )

The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

Lucas Lixinski

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Hans-W. Micklitz

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW) ( email )

Via Boccaccio 121 (Villa Schifanoia)
I-50122 Firenze
Italy

Horatia Muir Watt

Sciences Po Law School ( email )

13 rue de l'Université
Paris, 75007
France

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Dennis Patterson

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden ( email )

Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
856-225-6369 (Phone)
856-751-8752 (Fax)

University of Surrey - School of Law ( email )

United Kingdom

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