The Global Turn in Legal Theory - Sciences Po Access content directly
Journal Articles Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Year : 2016

The Global Turn in Legal Theory


Familiar legal theories are epistemologically and politically stato-centric theories; they aim to rationalize intra- and inter-national legal systems. If this Westphalian approach were abandoned, then its replacement might be called Global Law, which invites theorizing that is not stato-centric. When that change happens, one would talk about a Global Turn in legal theory. Describing this turn is the aim of the present paper. To this end I am going to present two ideas and three intuitions—not to mention a couple of ambiguities. The two ideas concern the history and the geography of Global Law. The three intuitions are about the fate of legal theory itself in this new emerging context. What follows is neither a substantial or positivistic analysis, nor a prediction or a wish. I point out tendencies, things that are happening more and more.


Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
2016-xifaras-the-global-turn-in-legal-theory.pdf (968.16 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Dates and versions

hal-03275658 , version 1 (01-07-2021)



Mikhaïl Xifaras. The Global Turn in Legal Theory. Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 2016, pp.215 - 243. ⟨10.1017/cjlj.2016.8⟩. ⟨hal-03275658⟩
92 View
65 Download



Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More