Karl Polanyi, Globalisation and The Potential Of Law In Transnational Markets

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This edited volume is an exciting, challenging read. It would suit advanced scholars in a range of different disciplines as well as serve as an excellent text for an advanced group of post-graduate students studying sociology, law, economics and globalisation. The work brings together three themes that are intimately related but seldom drawn together ‒ namely, Polanyi’s thought, globalization and law. These themes, guided by Polanyi’s theory of a “double movement”, being a disembedding of the economy on the one hand, countered by re-embedding socially protective counter-movements on the other, are explored in the context of transnational markets. Written by a range scholars, including many leaders in a number of areas such as economic sociology, transnational private regulation, transnational corporate governance, constitutional and international law, the book is a veritable goldmine of ideas and thinking across a multidisciplinary landscape that is as innovative as it is interesting. Outstanding scholars such as Martin Herberg, Olaf Dilling, Marc Amstutz, Sol Picciotto and Peer Zumbansen are among the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalLaw and Politics Book Review
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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