International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism
in collaboration with
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
“Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn”
Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India
Dates: 14-16 December 2015
The Commission on Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay will be organizing the biennial international conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism from 14 to 16 December 2015 in Mumbai, India. It will be preceded by the biennial pre-conference course on Legal Pluralism from 9 to 12 December 2015.
The international conference entitled ‘Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn’ will pay particular attention to emerging areas that have gained momentum due to globalization, the emergence of ‘knowledge economies’, and the evolution of high-tech capitalism. These include debates on information technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and intellectual property rights and their relationship with legal pluralism. The conference will also address older themes, such as conflicts and contestations over property, land and natural resources; governance; religion, culture, custom and ethnicity; gender, patriarchy and kinship; human rights; development cooperation; as well as migration, mobility and transnationalism.
The major themes for the conference are:
1. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Legal Pluralism
2. Governance and Politics: Juridification, Neo-liberalism and Political Aspirations
3. Natural Resources, Land and Property: Old and New Forms of Legal Pluralism
4. Human Rights and Development: Emerging Discourses
5. Religion and Culture: Social and Legal Transformations
6. Science, Technology and Law
About the Commission
The Commission on Legal Pluralism (formerly known as the Commission on Legal Pluralism and Folk Law) was founded in December 1978. It is affiliated to the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).
The primary purpose of the Commission is to promote knowledge and understanding of legal pluralism, with a focus upon theoretical and practical problems resulting from the interaction of different legal orders. The Commission aims to promote interregional and interdisciplinary communication and to stimulate a dialogue between scholars and those engaged in practice of various sorts.
The Commission on Legal Pluralism participates in the five yearly world conferences of IUAES and organizes additional international conferences every two to three years. Conferences are organized in diverse regions to allow for a maximum of participation from around the world. While the thematic concerns of the CLP have shown considerable continuity, new themes have been added as they emerged in the increasingly complex legal world. Central themes include property, indigenous and minority rights, human rights, transnational law and intervention of international organizations, gender issues, religion, migration, and governance. More recently the intersection of legal pluralism with science and technology and with tenets of faith, and the ever changing schemes of profit making, propertization and commodification, as well as 'securitizing' and 'auditizing' have been added to the agenda.
Description of the tracks:http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/ckeditor_assets/attachments/14/clp_themes2015.pdlf
List of Panels per track:http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/ckeditor_assets/attachments/15/clp_panels2015.pdf