Entangled Legalities Beyond the State
This panel will discuss the forthcoming volume, Entangled Legalities Beyond the State (Nico Krisch, ed., CUP, 2021). The volume suggests that in many contexts we should think of law in terms of an entangled web rather than as an orderly, coherent system. Bringing together eminent contributors from law, political science, sociology, anthropology, history and political theory, it also suggests that entanglements have been characteristic of law for much of its history. The book focuses on the ways in which actors create connections and distance between different legalities in domestic, transnational and international law. It takes into view examples from a wide range of issue areas, from the relationship of state and indigenous orders to the regulation of global financial markets and struggles over human rights involving different layers of law. On the panel, four contributors will briefly present their chapters and then engage in a discussion about core themes of the volume.