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FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Legal regulation in an era of deglobalization: socio-legal perspectives on technology, migration, democracy, and war

Alternative title: Rettslig regulering i en tid med deglobalisering: rettssosiologiske perspektiver på teknologi, migrasjon, demokrati og krig

Awarded: NOK 0.89 mill.

Legal regulation in an era of deglobalization: socio-legal perspectives on technology, migration, democracy, and war (DEGLOBAL) brings together Nordic and international socio-legal researchers who are working on legal regulation and research on regulatory developments within several of the topical fields mentioned in the call; technology, migration, punishment, war, human rights, and democracy. In recent years, in all of these areas of legal regulation has become increasingly contested partly due to what has been termed deglobalization: a movement towards more powerful isolationist nation states and regional blocs; a move away from liberal internationalism; the decoupling of global supply chains and restrictions on trade; and a political focus on local solutions and diminishing interdependence in the world. Grappling with the meaning of ‘law during deglobalization’, the network members address the following core questions: • What is deglobalization and how does it shape political uses of law, grassroots legal mobilization, national and transnational norm-development and legal outcomes? • Which societal processes inform the development – and potential decline – of national and international legal regulation? • How does legal regulation relate to societal cohesion – and what are the possible implications of a decline of the legitimacy of international regulation for individuals and communities? • What is the current relationship between legal regulation and legal pluralism? • How has the rise of international law shaped the political and societal understanding of legal regulation, and how might this change in a time of deglobalization? The Network will be structured around six interrelated activity clusters consisting of seminars and workshops, research visits, participation in national and international workshops and conferences, research stays abroad and the establishment of new national and international networks.

This project brings together Nordic and international socio-legal researchers who are working on legal regulation and research on regulatory developments within several of the topical fields mentioned in the call; technology, migration, immigration and integration management as well as punishment, war, human rights, and democracy. In recent years, in all of these areas of legal regulation has become increasingly contested partly due to what has been termed deglobalization: a movement towards more powerful isolationist nation states and regional blocs; a move away from liberal internationalism; the decoupling of global supply chains and restrictions on trade; and a political focus on local solutions and diminishing interdependence in the world. Grappling with the meaning of ‘law during deglobalization’, the network members address the following core questions: • What is deglobalization and how does it shape political uses of law, grassroots legal mobilization, national and transnational norm-development and legal outcomes? • Which societal processes inform the development – and potential decline – of national and international legal regulation? • How does legal regulation relate to societal cohesion – and what are the possible implications of a decline of the legitimacy of international regulation for individuals and communities? • What is the current relationship between legal regulation and legal pluralism? • How has the rise of international law shaped the political and societal understanding of legal regulation, and how might this change in a time of deglobalization? The Network will be structured around six interrelated activity clusters consisting of seminars and workshops, research visits, participation in national and international workshops and conferences, research stays abroad and the establishment of new national and international networks.

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FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam