Seminar Series: The Public Life of Private Law

“The series examines the relations between private legal obligation and political struggle. Private law has an ever more demanding public life. If it ever had any material reality, the traditional view that saw public law as underpinning the just distribution of power between citizens and the state, and private law as primarily concerned with regulating individual apolitical projects, is no longer viable. Private law is increasingly visible in the management of political conflict, whether that is the use of ‘persons unknown injunctions’ to prevent protest, tort and land law litigation for human rights abuses or the privatisation of religious divorce …” (more)

[ESRC seminar series, The Public Life of Private Law, 2013-2014]

First posted 2012-10-10 14:12:19

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