Law and the Political Economy of the World*

@article{Kennedy2013LawAT,
  title={Law and the Political Economy of the World*},
  author={David W. Kennedy},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={7 - 48}
}
  • D. Kennedy
  • Published 5 February 2013
  • Political Science
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
Abstract The interpenetration of global political and economic life has placed questions of ‘political economy’ on the scholarly agenda across the social sciences. The author argues that international law could contribute to understanding and transforming centre–periphery patterns of dynamic inequality in global political economic life. The core elements of both economic and political activity – capital, labour, credit, and money, as well as public or private power and right – are legal… 
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