Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Announcing Publication of "The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup's Bold Proposal" (Peer Zumbansen, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2020)

I take a moment from our focus on the COVID-19 pandemic to announce the publication of The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup's Bold Proposal (Peer Zumbansen, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2020) (ISBN: 9781108490269). Peer has done a magnificent job of putting together a marvelous and envelop pushing collection of essays and engagements with both the concept of the "transnational" in law and of Jessup's continued influence in those engagements. The book may be ordered here or here

The publisher's description provides a nice summary:
In 1956, ICJ judge Philip Jessup highlighted the gaps between private and public international law and the need to adapt the law to border-crossing problems. Today, sixty years later, we still ask what role transnational law can play in a deeply divided, post-colonial world, where multinationals hold more power and more assets than many nation states. In searching for suitable answers to pressing legal problems such as climate change law, security, poverty and inequality, questions of representation, enforcement, accountability and legitimacy become newly entangled. As public and private, domestic and international actors compete for regulatory authority, spaces for political legitimacy have become fragmented and the state's exclusivist claim to be law's harbinger and place of origin under attack. Against this background, transnational law emerges as a conceptual framework and method laboratory for a critical reflection on the forms, fora and processes of law making and law contestation today.

Legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and cultural theorists offer critical engagements with transnational law and regulatory governance across a wide range of issues. . . Explores the concept, theory and pedagogy of transnational law and its development into the present. . . Contributions offer intriguing insights into the history and idea of transnational law and argue for its relevance as a critical framework for the study of law in a global context
Information about the book (editor, contributors, front matter, contents plus links) follows below.

My own contribution (pre-publication), "The 'Cri de Jessup' Sixty Years Later: Transnational Law’s Intangible Objects and Abstracted Frameworks," may be accessed here

  • Editor

    Peer Zumbansen, King's College London
    Peer Zumbansen is the founding Director of the Transnational Law Institute at King's College London and teaches at King's and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. He is the series editor of Cambridge Studies in Transnational Law and co-editor-in-chief of Transnational Legal Theory.


    Peer Zumbansen, Stephen Minas, Christopher A. Whytock, Thomas Schultz, Niccolò Ridi, Karsten Nowrot, Gregory Shaffer, Carlos Coye, Francis Snyder, Zhouke Hu, Lili Ni, Florian Grisel, Bryan Horrigan, Shahla Ali, Paul Schiff Berman, Antoine Duval, Ivana Isailovic, A. Claire Cutler, Jothie Rajah, Natasha Affolder, Larry Catá Backer, Prabhakar Singh, Ralf Michaels, Vik Kanwar

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