Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy Network

CLPE is a Research Program of the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society

 

Director: Peer Zumbansen, Canada, Research Chair in Corporate Governance in Knowledge Society, Osgoode Hall Law School

Acting Academic Co-Director (2009-2010): Fenner Stewart, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School

Acting Academic Co-Director (2009-2010): Sujith Xavier, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School

The CLPE Network brings together research associates, fellows, scholars and graduate students from Universities worldwide. The CLPE's mandate is to enhance the interdisciplinary examination of the intersections between law and political economy by providing a forum and research portal for scholars working in Law, Business, History, Sociology and Political Science with an interest in governance and regulation. Drawing on a wealth of experience and knowledge of its collaborators, the CLPE is a meeting point for researchers, policy analysts and practitioners.

Conferences

The CLPE organizes annual international scholarly conferences. The themes thus far have broadly focused on governance and regulation. Specifically, the 2009 conference tracked Hannah Arendt's influential contribution to the tenets of Labour, Work and Action through the 1958 monograph, "The Human Condition". The invited scholars included Daniel Drache, Audrey Macklin, Guy Mundlak, Jennifer Nedelsky, Guy Standing and Katherine Stone. The conference organizers are pulling together an edited volume to be published with the University of Chicago Press.

SSRN Research Paper Series

The CLPE publishes the first-ever, interdisciplinary Research Paper Series in Law and Political Economy. The CLPE Research Paper Series (CLPE RPS) constitutes a prime source for comparative and interdisciplinary scholarship in law, business, political science, history, and sociology. The RPS was created by Professor Peer Zumbansen and is co-edited together with Professor John Cioffi of the University of California at Riverside. Nassim Nasser, of Osgoode Hall Law School, serves as the paper production editor. The Series is available here and is being distributed worldwide through the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

CLPE Research Seminar Series

CLPE research seminar series plays an integral role in facilitating our mandate by attracting leading scholars to present their relevant research in the areas of Law, Business, History, Sociology and Political Science with an interest in governance and regulation. Presenters are encouraged to generate an article for publication with the CLPE RPS. This years leading scholars included Joanna Erdman and Virginia Mantouvalou.

The CLPE Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy Network (CLPE) was created in 2004 and is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust and Osgoode Hall Law School. The CLPE compliments and enhances the Canada Research Chair in the Transnational and Comparative Law of Corporate Governance.

To contact the CLPE, and to submit papers to the Research Paper Series, please write to clpe@osgoode.yorku.ca.

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