International Research Collaboratives
Dr. Jose Atiles, Dr. David Whyte
This IRC aims to bring together a group of multi-disciplinary scholars working and studying the role of law in addressing the structural crises that have become a normal feature of contemporary capitalism. Developing the work of an earlier IRC on State of Exception, Law and Economy: A socio-legal analysis of the economic state of exception, this IRC will develop a research agenda that explores the limits and the potential of the role of law in the prevention and mitigation of economic, political, social and environmental crises in the 21st century. Papers to be presented in this IRC are divided into two major areas: historical and legal approaches to understanding the role of law in economic, political, social and environmental crises in Global North and South Countries; and empirical studies of the role of law in economic, political, social and environmental crises in Global North and South Countries. Each of those providing a distinctive space for debating and focusing discussion on the implications of, and possible solutions to, the problems imposed by the uses of exceptionality in period of crisis.