8 May 2019
The symposium on a book by Hans Lindahl, Professor of Global Law at Queen Mary University of London and Professor of Legal Philosophy at Tilburg University, titled Authority and the Globalisation of Inclusion and Exclusion has been published in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law.
The book symposium was held on 10 October 2018 under the auspices of Queen Mary’s Centre for Law and Society in Global Context (CLSGC), and featured comments from: Alexander Somek, Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Institute of Legal Philosophy at the University of Vienna School of Law; Paul Schiff Berman, Walter S. Cox Professor of Law, George Washington University; Ralf Michaels, Professor of Law, Duke University and Queen Mary University of London; and Nicole Roughan, Associate Professor Faculty of Law, University of Auckland. The symposium has subsequently been published in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. Professor Lindahl wrote of the comments submitted by his colleagues: “I am grateful to all of them for their probing questions, which open up a space for renewed reflection about key issues broached in this book.”
Professor Lindahl’s book grapples with questions of inclusion and exclusion and the globalisation of law. An excerpt from the book’s introduction reads: “How must legal orders be structured, such that, even if we can now speak of law beyond state borders, no emergent global legal order is possible that does not include without excluding? More pointedly: is this a necessary state of affairs? Yes, or so I argue in what follows.” Conceptually Lindahl introduces the IACA (Institutionalised and Authoritatively Mediated Collective Action) model of law that shows how both inclusion and exclusion are critical to the operation of both legal ordering and authority.