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

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Gunther Teubner

Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Teubner, Gunther, 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 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=894423

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