Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux

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Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux. / Banakar, Reza.

Festskrift till Karsten Åström. Lund : Juristförlaget i Lund, 2016. s. 47 3.

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Banakar, R 2016, Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux. i Festskrift till Karsten Åström., 3, Juristförlaget i Lund, Lund, s. 47. <https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2885893>

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Banakar, R. (2016). Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux. I Festskrift till Karsten Åström (s. 47). [3] Juristförlaget i Lund. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2885893

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Banakar R. 2016. Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux. I Festskrift till Karsten Åström. Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund. s. 47.

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Banakar, Reza "Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux". Festskrift till Karsten Åström. Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund. 2016, 47.

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Banakar R. Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux. I Festskrift till Karsten Åström. Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund. 2016. s. 47. 3

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Banakar, Reza. / Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux. Festskrift till Karsten Åström. Lund : Juristförlaget i Lund, 2016. s. 47

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TY - CHAP

T1 - Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux

AU - Banakar, Reza

N1 - Banakar, Reza, Law, Policy and Social Control Amidst Flux (December 15, 2016). Published in: Festskrift till Karsten Åström (Lund: Juristförlaget, 2016) 47-74. Utgivare: Karl Dahlstrand

PY - 2016/11/15

Y1 - 2016/11/15

N2 - This chapter will begin with a brief discussion of early modernity and the rise of the welfare state, before going on to explore how law and legal regulation change as we enter “late modernity”. The notion of “late modernity” – not to be confused with postmodernity – captures how industrially advanced societies evolve, when globalisation, aided by information technology, accelerates rapidly at the end of the twentieth century. Globalisation speeds up the movement of capital, information, goods, services, people, images and ideas across the globe, thus, dislodging social and cultural norms from their context in time and space. It shifts social and cultural boundaries, enhancing “reflexivity” and social disembeddedness of individuals and collectivises, giving rise to pluralities of values, norms and laws, on the one hand, and to uncertainties, anxieties and “ontological insecurities,” on the other. Enhanced reflexivity – the constant awareness of existing alternative choices, moral standards and modes of action brought on by the consequences of globalisation – offers new possibilities as the agency increasingly frees itself from the normative constraints of institutions. Fuelled by a ubiquitous culture of consumerism and facilitated by digital technology, this heightened reflexivity helps to advance hyper-individualism across society, emphasising individual rights divorced from their corresponding responsibilities and concerns with collective “social good”. This, in turn, destabilises social relations and structures which previously gave a sense of cohesion, permanence and continuity to modernity. What does hold society together and what is the role of law and regulation under the liquid conditions of late modernity? These are among the questions that will guide us through this chapter.

AB - This chapter will begin with a brief discussion of early modernity and the rise of the welfare state, before going on to explore how law and legal regulation change as we enter “late modernity”. The notion of “late modernity” – not to be confused with postmodernity – captures how industrially advanced societies evolve, when globalisation, aided by information technology, accelerates rapidly at the end of the twentieth century. Globalisation speeds up the movement of capital, information, goods, services, people, images and ideas across the globe, thus, dislodging social and cultural norms from their context in time and space. It shifts social and cultural boundaries, enhancing “reflexivity” and social disembeddedness of individuals and collectivises, giving rise to pluralities of values, norms and laws, on the one hand, and to uncertainties, anxieties and “ontological insecurities,” on the other. Enhanced reflexivity – the constant awareness of existing alternative choices, moral standards and modes of action brought on by the consequences of globalisation – offers new possibilities as the agency increasingly frees itself from the normative constraints of institutions. Fuelled by a ubiquitous culture of consumerism and facilitated by digital technology, this heightened reflexivity helps to advance hyper-individualism across society, emphasising individual rights divorced from their corresponding responsibilities and concerns with collective “social good”. This, in turn, destabilises social relations and structures which previously gave a sense of cohesion, permanence and continuity to modernity. What does hold society together and what is the role of law and regulation under the liquid conditions of late modernity? These are among the questions that will guide us through this chapter.

KW - law

KW - regulation

KW - globalisation

KW - industrialization

KW - welfare state in transition

KW - late modernity

KW - Materiality

KW - digitalization

KW - consumerism

KW - law

KW - regulation

KW - Globalization

KW - late modernity

KW - Industrialization

KW - welfare state in transition

KW - consumerism

KW - digitalization

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 978-91-544-0569-5

SP - 47

BT - Festskrift till Karsten Åström

PB - Juristförlaget i Lund

CY - Lund

ER -