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Law and Globalization from Below

Law and Globalization from Below
Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos, César A. Rodríguez-Garavito, Ronen Shamir, Heinz Klug, Jane E. Larson, Fran Ansley, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Peter P. Houtzager, Luis Carlos Arenas, José Manuel Pureza, Mary Rusimbi, Marjorie Mbilinyi, Shiv Visvanathan, Chandrika Parmar, João Arriscado Nunes, Marisa Matias, Susana Costa
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  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521845403

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  • Written by leading scholars, these case studies represent an unprecedented attempt to analyze the role of the law in the global movement for social justice. They combine empirical research 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 on the anti-sweeping movement for the protection of international labor rights; and the challenge to neoliberal globalization and liberal human rights raised by grassroots movements in India and indigenous peoples around the world.

    • This volume on law and globalization that includes case studies by leading scholars from both the global North and the global South
    • A valuable source of empirical information on local and global social movements that had not been systematically studied from a sociolegal viewpoint
    • Chapters are written from a 'bottom-up perspective', seeking to highlight the potential of resistance from grassroots level: a contrasting approach to the overwhelming emphasis in the literature on the role of elites in the globalization of economic and legal relations
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    "Law and Globalization from Below is a collection of deeply insightful and challenging essays."
    Benedict Sheehy, The Law and Politics Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521845403
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on the contributors
    1. Law, politics, and the subaltern in counter-hegemonic globalization Boaventura de Sousa Santos and César A. Rodríguez-Garavito
    Part I. Law and the Construction of a Global Economy of Solidarity:
    2. Beyond neoliberal governance: the World Social Forum as subaltern cosmopolitan politics and legality Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    3. Nike's law: the anti-sweatshop movement, transnational corporations, and the struggle over international labor rights in the Americas César A. Rodríguez-Garavito
    4. Corporate social responsibility: a case of hegemony and counter-hegemony Ronen Shamir
    5. Campaigning for life: building a new transnational solidarity in the face of HIV/AIDS and TRIPS Heinz Klug
    6. Negotiating informality within formality: land and housing in the Texas colonias Jane E. Larson
    7. Local contact points at global divides: labor rights and immigrant rights as sites for cosmopolitanism legality Fran Ansley
    Part II. Transnational Social Movements and the Reconstruction of Human Rights:
    8. Limits of law in counter-hegemonic globalization: the Indian Supreme Court and the Narmada Valley struggle Balakrishnan Rajagopal
    9. The Movement of the Landless (MST), juridicial field, and legal change in Brazil Peter P. Houtzager
    10. Indigenous rights, transnational activism, and legal mobilization: the struggle of the U'wa people in Colombia César A. Rodríguez-Garavito and Luis Carlos Arenas
    11. Defensive and oppositional counter-hegemonic uses of international law: from the International Criminal Court to the common heritage of humankind José Manuel Pureza
    Part III. Law and Participatory Democracy: Between the Local and the Global:
    12. Political and legal struggles over resources and democracy: experiences with gender budgeting in Tanzania Mary Rusimbi and Marjorie Mbilinyi
    13. Two democracies, two legalities: participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    14. Life, life world and life chances: vulnerability and survival in Indian constitutional law Shiv Visvanathan and Chandrika Parmar
    15. Bottom-up environmental law and democracy in the risk society: Portuguese experiences in the European context João Arriscado Nunes, Marisa Matias and Susana Costa

  • Editors

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
    Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and Distinguished Legal Scholar of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    César A. Rodríguez-Garavito, 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.


    Boaventura de Sousa Santos, César A. Rodríguez-Garavito, Ronen Shamir, Heinz Klug, Jane E. Larson, Fran Ansley, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Peter P. Houtzager, Luis Carlos Arenas, José Manuel Pureza, Mary Rusimbi, Marjorie Mbilinyi, Shiv Visvanathan, Chandrika Parmar, João Arriscado Nunes, Marisa Matias, Susana Costa

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