Fault Lines of Globalization


"Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality" with Prof. Hans Lindahl

A joint Institute of Comparative Law & Legal Theory Workshop event



WHAT: "Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality" with Prof. Hans Lindahl (Tilburg University)

WHEN: Friday, October 31, 1-2:30

WHERE: Room 202, NCDH

The Institute of Comparative Law and the Legal Theory Workshop are pleased to invite you to a joint event on Friday, October 31 in Room 202 from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Professor Hans Lindahl (Tilburg University) will be visiting the Faculty to give a talk relating to his new book "Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality" and has distributed a copy of its first chapter for those interested. An introduction to this text states: "The question whether and how boundaries might individuate legal orders and in this way be constitutive features thereof has yet to be addressed in a systematic and comprehensive manner by legal and political theory. The book seeks to address this important omission, providing an original contribution to the debate about law in a global setting." Further information on the book can be found at here

Hans Lindahl holds the Chair of Legal Philosophy at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He obtained law and philosophy degrees at the Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá, Colombia, before taking a doctorate at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the University of Louvain (Belgium) in 1994. He has worked since at Tilburg, first in the Philosophy Department, currently in the Law School. His primary areas of research are legal and political philosophy. Lindahl has published numerous articles in these fields. His monograph, Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality, was published with Oxford University Press in 2013. His current research is primarily oriented to issues germane to globalization processes, such as the concept of legal order in a global setting; the relation of boundaries to freedom, justice, and security; a politics of boundary-setting alternative to both cosmopolitanism and communitarianism; transformations of legal authority and political representation; immigration and global justice; collective identity and difference in the process of European integration. In dealing with these topics Lindahl draws on (post-)phenomenology and theories of collective action of analytical provenance, while also seeking to do justice to the nitty-gritty of positive law.

Lindahl is one of the directors of the collaborative PhD-program, Globalisation and legal theory, which welcomes PhD candidates from around the world to engage in critical thinking about globalization processes at the juncture between philosophy and law.

Coffee and snacks will be provided, so please bring your own mugs if possible. Should you have any questions, or require the distributed chapter, contact jeffrey.kennedy [at] mail.mcgill.ca.


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