The Transformative Law of Political Economy in Europe: Mobilizing Legal Institutional Imagination

27-28 January 2022

Organised by Klaas Eller (UvA), Poul F. Kjaer (Copenhagen Business School) , Anna Beckers (Maastricht University)

Different strands of recent legal scholarship in Europe and beyond take law as constitutive for economic modes of production and reject the idea of ‘the market’ following a predetermined trajectory to which law is (mostly) external. Such works come with diverse theoretical and political affinities and engage with a wide range of fields of application. They share however the premise that legal provisions, entitlements and institutions matter in bringing about and stabilizing socio- economic transformation. Relatedly, it becomes apparent that law itself is not a stable category, but highly dynamic and contextual in its form and place in society.

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