Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts examines William Twining's principal contributions to law and jurisprudence in the context of three issues which will receive significant scholarly attention over the coming decades. Part I explores human rights, including torture, the role of evidence in human rights cases, the emerging discourse on 'traditional values', the relevance of 'Southern voices' to human rights debates, and the relationship between human rights and peace agreements. Part II assesses the impact of globalization through the lenses of sociology and comparative constitutionalism, and features an analysis of the development of pluralistic ideas of law in the context of privatization. Finally, Part III addresses issues of legal theory, including whether global legal pluralism needs a concept of law, the importance of context in legal interpretation, the effect of increasing digitalization on legal theory, and the utility of feminist and postmodern approaches to globalization and legal theory.
Upendra Baxi is Emeritus Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick and Emeritus Professor at the University of Delhi. Christopher McCrudden F.B.A. is Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen's University Belfast and William W. Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. Abdul Paliwala is Emeritus Professsor at the School of Law, University of Warwick.
1. An intellectual journey with William Twining: an interview Manuel Atienza and Raymundo Gama; Part I. Human Rights: 2. Resituating Twining's discovery of Bentham's fragment on 'torture' amidst the twenty-first-century CE 'terror wars' Upendra Baxi; 3. Human rights and traditional values Christopher McCrudden; 4. Southern voices in transitional justice: a critical reflection on human rights and transition Fionnuala Ni Aolain; 5. Human rights and Latin American southern voices Oscar Guardiola-Rivera; Part II. Globalizations: 6. Towards a socio-legal theory of indignation Boaventura de Sousa Santos; 7. Towards a cosmopolitan pluralist theory of constitutionalism Gavin W. Anderson; 8. The state and constitutionalism in post-colonial societies in Africa Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell; 9. Comparative law, rights and the environment John McEldowney; 10. Homage and heresy from a licensed subversive: theorising paradigm change in transnational economic regulation Jane Kelsey; 11. Digital thoughtways: technology, jurisprudence, and global justice Abdul Paliwala; Part III. Legal Theory: 12. Twining on Llewellyn and legal realism Frederick Schauer; 13. Theorizing as activity: transnational legal theory in context Peer Zumbansen; 14. Does global legal pluralism need a concept of law? Roger Cotterrell; 15. How to do things with legislation, or, 'everything depends on the context' David Miers; 16. How to do things with standards Jeremy Waldron; 17. Glimmers of an awakening within analytical jurisprudence Brian Z. Tamanaha; Appendix. A bibliography of William Twining Penelope Twining.