Law and Globalization from Below
Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality
Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos Cesar A. Rodriguez-Garavito
Series edited by Chris Arup
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Law and Globalization from Below by Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Book DescriptionThis book is an unprecedented attempt to analyze the role of the law in the global movement for social justice. Case studies in the book are written by leading scholars from both the global South and the global North, and combine empirical research on the ground with innovative sociolegal theory to shed new light on a wide array of topics. Among the issues examined are the role of law and politics in the World Social Forum; the struggle of the anti-sweatshop movement for the protection of international labour rights; and the challenge to neoliberal globalization and liberal human rights raised by grassroots movements in India and indigenous peoples around the world. These and other cases, the editors argue, signal the emergence of a subaltern cosmopolitan law and politics that calls for new social and legal theories capable of capturing the potential and tensions of counter-hegemonic globalization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521607353
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Boaventura de Sousa Santos
If God Were a Human Rights Activist, Paperback (April 2015)
Human rights must be profoundly reconstructed, if not reinvented, if they are to confront successfully the challenges posed by the rise of political theologies and their rival conceptions of human dignity.
Another World is Possible, Paperback (April 2015)
The first English-language collection of essays and demands, arising from and written by the most prominent members of the first and second World Social Forums.
Rise of the Global Left, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Seeking to understand the political significance of the World Social Forum, this work provides a detailed analysis of its leading participants and how they drive the politicisation process. It explores the WSF's significance in transmitting ideas and its potential for becoming a political force.
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Author Biography - Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and Distinguished Legal Scholar of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Assistant Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Los Andes, Colombia and Fellow of the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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