- Copyright Page
- Table of Cases
- Table of Legislation
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Defining State Jurisdiction and Jurisdiction in International Law
- The Beginnings of State Jurisdiction in International Law until 1648
- The <i>Lotus</i> Case in Context: Sovereignty, Westphalia, Vattel, and Positivism
- The European Concept of Jurisdiction in the Colonies
- Immanuel Kant and Jurisdiction in International Law
- Navigating Diffuse Jurisdictions: An Intra-State Perspective
- Jurisdictional Pluralism
- Deepening the Conversation between Socio-Legal Theory and Legal Scholarship about Jurisdiction
- Critical Approaches to Jurisdiction and International Law
- Cosmopolitan Jurisdiction and the National Interest
- Jurisdictional Immunities of the State in International Law
- The Establishment, Change, and Expansion of Jurisdiction through Treaties
- Territoriality and Globalization
- Private Interests and Private Law Regulation in Public International Law Jurisdiction
- Jurisdiction and State Responsibility
- Enforcing Criminal Jurisdiction in the Clouds and International Law’s Enduring Commitment to Territoriality
- The ‘J’ Word: Driver or Spoiler of Change in Human Rights Law?
- International Investment Law, Hybrid Authority, and Jurisdiction
- Conceptions of State Jurisdiction in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of International Justice
- The Evolving Nature of the Jurisdiction of the Security Council: A Look at Twenty-First-Century Practice
- International Criminal Jurisdiction
- Jurisdiction and International Territorial Administration
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines the relationship between social theory and legal studies, paying close attention to the theoretical implications of specific legal technicalities by borrowing methodologies originating from non-legal disciplines. Social theorists who want to engage with and contribute to socio-legal scholarship can draw on actual legal quandaries and real-world governance dilemmas to help generate theoretical insights that may perhaps borrow their underlying epistemology from non-legal theorists, but that also draw substantially on close studies of legal processes, particularly the often-ignored theoretical significance of law’s own procedures and knowledge moves. The chapter then reveals how the substantial benefits may be derived from this genuine exercise in interdisciplinarity by harnessing considerations of scale, temporality, materiality, and narrative affect, as far as the jurisdiction is concerned.
Mariana Valverde is a Professor at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Her fields of study are the legal regulation of sexuality, sociolegal theory, historical sociology, and urban governance and law. Her books include: Sex, Power, and Pleasure (Women’s Press, 1985); The Age of Light, Soap, and Water: Moral Reform in English Canada 1880s–1920s (University of Toronto Press, 1991); Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 1998); Law’s Dream of a Common Knowledge (Princeton University Press, 2003); Law and Order: Signs, Meanings, Myths (Routledge, 2006); Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity (University of Chicago Press, 2012); Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale, and Governance (Routledge, 2015); and Michel Foucault (Routledge, 2017).
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