Globalization and the Law 2.0: Language Lessons, Theoretical Horizons and Political Stakes


Pavillon Chancellor-Day NCDH 202, 3644, rue Peel, Montréal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Un atelier de théorie juridique avec le prof. Peer Zumbansen.

Peer Zumbansen est professeur de droit et  titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la gouvernance économique transnationale et la théorie juridique à la Osgoode Hall Law School à Toronto, où il est aussi le directeur fondateur du Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society. Peer Zumbansen a fait ses études juridiques à Frankfurt, Paris et Harvard et a été professeur invité au Canada, aux États-Unis, en Australie, en Colombie, en Allemagne et ailleurs.

Parmis ses publications, citons Comparative, Global and Transnational Constitutionalism: The Emergence of a Transnational Legal-Pluralist Order, (2012) 1:1 Global Constitutionalism 16; Rethinking the Nature of the Firm: The Corporation as a Governance Object, (2012) 35 Seattle Law Review 1269; Rough Consensus and Running Code: A Theory of Transnational Private Law (with Gralf Calliess), Hart Publishing 2010, pb. 2012. 

Résumé (en anglais seulement)

The relationship between law and globalization has rightly been recognized as an equation with at least three unknowns. Not only have competing definitions of globalization and an increasing number of interpretations of law’s relationship to globalization phenomena emerged, but law itself has become an entity with ever-less certain boundaries.

In light of an increasingly interdisciplinary engagement with the prospects of law’s modernist trias of legislation, enforcement and adjudication in a global context, legal scholars and law school teachers are hard-pressed to follow Trinity’s example in Matrix 1 – learning to fly a helicopter by instant download. Now, as for most of us that is not an option, we must direct our efforts towards a more process-based, incremental approach to learn the vocabulary and syntax of globalized law.

The seminar will review a number of developments in this context before suggesting elements of a methodological approach to the challenge at hand.

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