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Lochner Disembedded: The Anxieties Of Law In A Global Context, Peer Zumbansen Aug 2016

Lochner Disembedded: The Anxieties Of Law In A Global Context, Peer Zumbansen

Peer Zumbansen

This paper explores, in an inevitably cursory manner, some of the main challenges facing a legal theory of transnational governance today. In part building on and responding to William Twining's identification of key problems of law in a global context (2009; 2012), the following paper adopts a two-fold approach. One element is to suggest a conceptual architecture, which captures law in its transformational state through a focus on actors, norms, and processes. Second, the paper proposes case studies as a central methodological device to explore the nature, scope, and function of governance-both legal and nonlegal-in a global context. Through the …