Workshop “The Legitimization of Private and Public Private Regulation. Past and Present”
- Start: Apr 7, 2016
- End: Apr 8, 2016
- Location: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Norm setting and norm enforcement are not the exclusive domains of the state in the domestic context or of interacting national governments at the international level. This finding is well established for the present, but it also applies to the past. Now as then, we can find non-state actors who participate in generating and implementing norms and rules in non-governmental or semi-governmental organizational arrangements within as well as beyond the borders of the nation state. All this has been researched from contemporary and historical perspectives even though this kind of research is partly still at the beginning.
To a large extent unknown, however, is how non-state or hybrid regulatory regimes can be legitimized or how they legitimate themselves. Two projects of the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders”, one rooted in political science and one in legal history, have taken up this research question. The joint workshop of these project aims to analyze legitimization discourses from contemporary as well as historical perspectives in the national and transnational context.