This subtheme is dedicated to studying the role and function of law in the relationship between markets and society at the European, international and transnational level.
A large part of law across borders is concerned with the governance and (enabling as well as restricting) regulation of markets. The subtheme ‘markets and society’ therefore deals with questions pertaining mainly to three sets of issues. It explores:
- the institutional roles of European, international and transnational law in the construction, governance and regulation of markets and their contestation
- the normative balance that states and other public authorities do and ought to establish through legal regulation between the economy and society
- the particular legal status individuals do or ought to have in the governance of markets in European, international and transnational law.