Global Governance


Lex cryptographia : la fin de l’État de droit ?

As part of its 2018-2019 « Technocritics of Technoproducts » conference cycle, which offers different angles of discussion and a critical approach to the incorporation of technologies into the various spheres of social, political or economic life, the LexUM Chair in legal information invites you to the conference « Lex cryptographia : la fin de l’État de droit » (« Lex […] Lire la suite


(Re)Making and Regulating Life and Livelihoods Across Borders: Transnational Bioeconomy, Law, and Governance

Biotechnological industry, researchers, and governments have entered a new constellation, regime, and accelerated phase, called the Bioeconomy. This agenda – which exists in the form of policy, funding programs, white papers, etc. – reimagines how we live, how we live together with other kinds of life, and, directly, reimagines these other kinds of life at […] Lire la suite


The Sociology of Law and the Global Transformation of Democracy

This book provides a new legal-sociological account of contemporary democracy. It is based on a revision of standard positions in democratic theory, reflecting the impact of global legal norms on the institutions of national states. Chris Thornhill argues that the establishment of fully democratic, fully inclusive governance systems in national societies was generally impeded by […] Lire la suite


Transnational Sustainability Laws

Transnational standards related to the environmental and social sustainability of production processes are becoming commonplace governance tools in the global economy. This book demonstrates how sustainability standards serve two fundamentally different functions: coordination and regulation. Standards can coordinate like-minded businesses in an industry by demarcating common sustainability commitments to distinguish between sustainable and unsustainable sectors […] Lire la suite


Transnational Sovereignties Interview: Professor Maria Rosaria Ferrarese

Student Irene Vallones interviews Professor Maria Rosaria Ferrarese, during the Transnational Sovereignties Conference at The Dickson Poon School of Law. This two-day conference, open to staff and students at King’s College London, as well as to the public, brought together scholars in law, political theory and anthropology, whose work has long been analysing both the […] Lire la suite