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Post-modernity of Transnational Law and Legal Pluralism
Datum: 11. 4. 2014 v 10.00 hod
Místo: Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, Národní 18, zasedací místnost, 7. patro
Matej Avbelj www.avbelj.eu
This paper advocates a unique understanding of legal pluralism conceived of as a principled legal framework. It explains why this conception of legal pluralism best fits in descriptive, explanatory and normative terms the contemporary post-modern legal condition. The latter has come about and is characterized by the outgrowth of law beyond the state and the consequent emergence of a plurality of legal orders, regimes and orderings, which make up the phenomenon of transnational law. Transnational law and its practices have been theoretically approached through different frames, most notably through the lens of constitutionalism. This paper strives to avoid the epistemic turf war of prestige between constitutionalists and pluralists. Rather than dismissing constitutionalism, it does recognize the plausibility of the constitutional accounts in responding to the post-modern legal condition, but shows how and why exactly legal pluralism, conceived of as a principled legal framework, should be preferred over constitutionalism in framing the transnational realm of law.