"Western modernity and capitalism are two different and autonomous historical processes. The sociocultural paradigm of modernity emerged between the sixteenth and the end of the eighteenth century, before industrial capitalism became dominant in today's core countries. From then on, the two historical processes converged and interpenetrated each other. However, the conditions and the dynamics of their development remained separate and relatively autonomous.1 Modernity did not presuppose capitalism as its own mode of production. Indeed, conceived as a mode of production, Marxist socialism is as much a part of modernity as capitalism. Conversely, the latter has coexisted with, and indeed thrived in conditions that, viewed from the perspective of the paradigm of modernity, would definitely be considered premodern or even antimodern"-- Provided by publisher.
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The tension between regulation and emancipation in Western modernity and its demise Toward an oppositional postmodern understanding of law Legal plurality and the time-spaces of law : the local, the national, and the global The law of the oppressed : the construction and reproduction of legality in Pasargada Globalization, nation-states and the legal field : from legal diaspora to legal ecumenism? Law and Democracy : the global reform of courts On modes of production of Social Law and social power Law : a map of misreading Can law be emancipatory?
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Revision of: Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. Toward a new legal common sense : law, globalization, and emancipation. 2nd ed. London : Butterworths LexisNexis, c2002.