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From Economy to Society: Perspectives on Transnational Risk Regulation Vol: 62

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11 Nov 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
288 pages - 152 x 229 x 26mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society


This special issue asks what role society can play in the regulation of transnational risks, as an alternative to or at least significant addition to reliance on state regulatory activity and the myth of the self-regulatory capacity of markets (Stiglitz, 2001, p. xiii). How can a social sphere contribute to the prevention and management of risks, often transnational in nature, posed by economic activity? Leading socio-legal scholars explore whether and how the idea of harnessing the regulatory capacity of a social sphere provides a new analytical lens that can provide fresh insights into transnational risk regulation, and whether this idea helps to identify innovative approaches to regulating transnational risks.
After a romantic aspiration to society: Harnessing the regulatory capacity of a social sphere. Polanyi in an hourglass: The two lives of a sociological classic. A systems theory perspective on polanyi’s great transformation: The case of financial derivative contracts. From Polanyi to discourse theory. How markets work: The lawyer’s version. Sovereign debt restructuring in the Eurozone: A polanyian reading of private law enforcement. Defiance in the social sphere: The complexity of risk regulation in the case of fair trade. “Etiquette and magic”: Between embedding and embedded corporate social responsibility. Emotions and risk regulation. Trust and regulation: Insights from the mining industry. Separate spheres? The cultural contradictions of markets. From economy to society? Perspectives on transnational risk regulation. Studies in law, politics, and society. From economy to society? Perspectives on transnational risk regulation. Copyright page. List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD.

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