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Three to one: approaching the econo-socio-legal

Perry-Kessaris, Amanda (2013) Three to one: approaching the econo-socio-legal. In: LSE Research Festival 2013: Exploring Research Stories Through Visual Images, 2013-03-01, London, United Kingdom. (Submitted)

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Academics and policy-makers cling tight to the ‘legal', 'economic' and 'social'. They stand with their backs to each other, speaking towards their disciplinary comfort zones. But real life is an econo-socio-legal tangle. So we should turn around: pool the concepts, facts and values that are characteristic of law, economics and sociology. We can then think, for example, of production and consumption not as 'the economy', but as social activities with econo-legal dimensions; of laws and institutions not as ‘the legal’ but as econo-social constructs; and of actions and interactions not as ‘the social’ but as econo-legally significant aspects of social life. My interest in this topic evolved from my research into the gulf between the World Bank's 'comprehensive development' agenda, and its econo-centric campaign to rank countries (and their legal systems) as 'investment climates'. The only way to expose and bridge such gaps is to adopt a comprehensive econo-socio-legal approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: © 2013 Amanda Perry-Kessaris
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 12:09
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:13

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