Establishing Connectivity: The Function of Norms in World Society

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Abstract

Global law settings are characterised by a structural pre-eminence of connectivity norms, a type of norm which differs from coherency or possibility norms. The centrality of connectivity norms emerges from the function of global law, which is to increase the probability of transfers of condensed social components, such as economic capital and products, religious doctrines and scientific knowledge, from one legally structured context to another within world society. This was the case from colonialism and colonial law to contemporary global supply chains and human rights. Both colonial law and human rights can be understood as serving a constitutionalising function aimed at stabilising and facilitating connectivity. This allows for an understanding of colonialism and contemporary global governance as functional, but not as normative, equivalents.
Global law settings are characterised by a structural pre-eminence of connectivity norms, a type of norm which differs from coherency or possibility norms. The centrality of connectivity norms emerges from the function of global law, which is to increase the probability of transfers of condensed social components, such as economic capital and products, religious doctrines and scientific knowledge, from one legally structured context to another within world society. This was the case from colonialism and colonial law to contemporary global supply chains and human rights. Both colonial law and human rights can be understood as serving a constitutionalising function aimed at stabilising and facilitating connectivity. This allows for an understanding of colonialism and contemporary global governance as functional, but not as normative, equivalents.

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ConferenceNiklas Luhmann's Sociology of Politics and Law
LocationKU Leuven
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period17/05/201818/05/2018
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Kjær, P. F. (2018). Establishing Connectivity: The Function of Norms in World Society. Paper presented at Niklas Luhmann's Sociology of Politics and Law, Leuven, Belgium.
Kjær, Poul F./ Establishing Connectivity : The Function of Norms in World Society. Paper presented at Niklas Luhmann's Sociology of Politics and Law, Leuven, Belgium.23 p.
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