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Heterodox Challenges to Consumption-Oriented Models of Legislation

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  • Luigi Russi


    (International University College of Turin)

  • John D. Haskell

    (Mississippi College School of Law)

Consumption-oriented models of governance dominate the contemporary global legal architecture. The financial crisis beginning in 2008, however, poses fundamental questions about the future viability of these approaches to economics and law. This paper attempts to first, evaluate consumption's salient historical development and themes from the post World War II era to more recent legislative innovation, and second, introduce seven heterodox vignettes that challenge the hegemony of consumption in legislative policy. The paper concludes with some brief reflections upon potential opportunities and limitations of these heterodox traditions within future scholarship and policy addressing the interplay of law and consumption in global governance.

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Paper provided by International University College of Turin in its series IUC Research Commons with number 3-15.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2015
Publication status: Published in Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, 2015, vol. 9:13-61
Handle: RePEc:iuc:rpaper:3-15
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