Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Glocalizing Normativites

Duve, Thomas
Historische Normativitätsregime (Abteilung II), Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main
The existential challenges currently facing the world – climate change, migrations, pandemics – can only be met through global cooperation. But are we able to agree on global rules? – The study of history reveals the fundamentals of an international language of law on which we can draw. Centuries-long encounters between peoples from all over the world, often tragic and characterized by violence and asymmetries, resulted in processes of cultural translation and localization of normative knowledge. The aim of the project “Glocalizing Normativities” is to better understand these mechanisms.

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