Antje Wiener’s lecture is titled “Owning Normativity: An Asset in Times of Crisis and How to Obtain It”, and discusses, amongst other things, the ways in which norms work in a (social) context.
About the conference
It was not too long ago that many legal philosophers and sociologists were expressing deep concerns about juridification, i.e. law’s expansion as a mode of governance and its distorting effects on social relations.Now, however, under conditions of globalisation and in the midst of a global crisis, there are several indications that the trend of juridification is being reversed, that law is subsiding and giving way to other modes of governance. With governments offloading many of their central tasks to civil society, with international economic agencies exercising normative authority, with people seemingly recognising each other more as economic actors than as legal subjects, and with the interpretation of indeterminate laws being carried out not by courts but by actual power-holders, to mention only very few examples,it seems appropriate to ask questions regarding a process of de-juridification which seems to be afoot.
The conference is organised by the UK Branch of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR). It was held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on 25-26 October 2014.
About Antje Wiener
Antje Wiener is Professor of Political Science (especially Global Governance) at the University of Hamburg. She is a Senior EURIAS Fellow at NIAS for the academic year 2014/15, where she carries out research on the emerging field of global constitutionalism and its potential to identify constitutional quality in contexts that are not bound by the public authority of national states. Professor Wiener recently published A Theory of Contestation (2014, Springer).