No Boundaries: Transnational Law and a New Order of Global Governance

Date(s) of Conference:

May 9-10, 2011

Location:

Osgoode Professional Development
Osgoode Hall Law School of, York University
1 Dundas Street West Suite 2602, P.O. Box 42
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1Z3

Description:

Globalization has converged states and non-state actors (civil society, corporations and hybrid public-private bodies) creating a diverse range of governance paradigms.  In light of globalization, has transnational law influenced nation states in their ways of governance and behaviour? What is the role of “new” governance regimes in solving global problems?

This conference will debate whether we are entering a “new” order of global governance, while remaining attentive to the social, cultural, environmental effects of globalization at a domestic scale. Has globalization created new forms and principles of governance? Transnational law has been described as all law that regulates actions that transcend national frontiers. So, we ask: In this era of globalization, what is role of transnational law and global governance in shaping domestic modes of governance? How and in what ways does globalization affect public policy development? How do transnational law regimes interact with external and natural forces (e.g., the market, climate change) and interconnect boundaries?

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers that engage in questions of “boundaries”, particularly those with a focus on globalization, models of governance and transnational law. We are interested in a broad range of work dealing with the financial markets (commercial, banking and financial law), environmental protection, administrative law, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, tax, e-commerce, intellectual property, women’s studies, trade, human rights, crisis and emergency planning, labour and employment, health, disability, historical conceptions of regulation and governance, reflections upon the nature and operative conditions of governance, the relationship between state sovereignty and regulatory authority. Papers with an interdisciplinary focus and from graduate students in other disciplines are strongly encouraged.

Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include the title of the paper, an abstract of approximately 300 words and five keywords that best describe your submission. Please also include your full institutional affiliation and email address.

The deadline for abstract proposals is March 4th 2011. Please send proposals by email to: GLSA@osgoode.yorku.ca

Contact Information:

1-888-923-3394

http://glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca/call-for-papers

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