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Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality

Hans Lindahl


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. Against the widely endorsed assumption that we are now moving towards law without boundaries, it argues that every imaginable legal order, global or otherwise, is bounded in space, time, membership, and content. In effect, legal orders are a form of joi ... More

Keywords: globalisation, global Law, legal pluralism, boundaries, a-legality, collective identity, collective action, reciprocity, representation, legal rationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Lindahl, author
Professor of Legal Philosophy at Tilburg University and Research Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study