Transnational Legal Methodology and Domestic Markets for Food

Transnational Legal Theory, Volume 9 (2018)

10 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2019

See all articles by Amy J. Cohen

Amy J. Cohen

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Transnational legal scholars often describe how today transnational private ordering may evade, even weaken, state power. This article, by contrast, explores how transnational private ordering and state power can function as complements as much as antagonists. More specifically, it analyses an ongoing legal conflict in India over the regulation of new large supermarket chains according to what Peer Zumbansen calls transnational legal methodology — that is, a method of legal analysis that theorizes the transnational and domestic, like the state and the market, not as opposites but rather as alternative, even potentially homologous, ways of describing the distribution of authority, resources, and power. In so doing, the article also suggests that food — a global market commodity constitutive of national sovereignty — is especially good to think with for transnational legal theory.

Keywords: Transnational Legal Methodology; Food; Supermarkets; India

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Amy J., Transnational Legal Methodology and Domestic Markets for Food (2018). Transnational Legal Theory, Volume 9 (2018) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3384333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3384333

Amy J. Cohen (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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