Global Private Regimes: Neo-Spontaneous Law and Dual Constitution of Autonomous Sectors?
PUBLIC GOVERNANCE IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION, Karl-Heinz Ladeur, ed., Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 71-87, 2004
17 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2006 Last revised: 8 Sep 2009
I shall contrast two current theses on the globalization of law with two less current counter-theses:
First thesis: globalization is relevant for law because the emergence of global markets undermines the control potential of national policy, and therefore also the chances of legal regulation. First counter-thesis: globalization produces a set of problems intrinsic to law itself, consisting in a change to the dominant lawmaking processes.
Second thesis: globalization means that the law institutionalizes the world-wide shift in power from governmental actors to economic actors. Second counter-thesis: globalization means that the law has a chance of contributing to a dual constitution of autonomous sectors of world society.
Keywords: legal theory, system theory
JEL Classification: K10, K40
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