Inizio contenuto principale del sito

  • Istituto DIRPOLIS
  • Seminario

Global value chains, political sociology, and transnational law

Data From 03.10.2023 orario
End Date To 03.10.2023 orario

Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 , 56127 Italia

Back to Sant'Anna Magazine


The struggles over vaccine supplies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic forcefully illustrates the extent to which Global Value Chains (GVCs) serve as central infrastructures of the global economy and global society. The question of how to legally regulate cross-border economic processes including the capability of democratically organised political processes to effectively regulate GVCs in a sustainable way is a central legal problem within fields such as competition, contract and corporate law as well as environmental, human rights and labour law. GLOBALVALUE develops a novel and systematic socio-legal approach to GVC Law.


  • 14:30 - Introduction: Gaetana Morgante, Director of Dirpolis Institute (Law, Politics, Development) 
  • 14:45 - Beginning of presentation 
  • 15:30 - Discussion

Short Bio

Poul F. Kjaer (1974) is Full Professor at the Department of Business Humanities and Law, Copenhagen Business School. He is currently holding his second ERC Grant  (Advanced Grant) entitled ‘Global Value Chain Law: Constituting Connectivity, Contracts and Corporations’. His main fields of interest span political sociology, transnational law, and economics. He has published 2 monographs, 13 edited (and co-edited) volumes, and articles in leading international journals,  including inter alia, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Comparative Sociology, Contemporary Politics, Global Perspectives,  Soziale Systeme. Zeitschrift für Soziologische Theorie, European Law Journal, European Law Open, Journal of Common Market Studies, Passagens. Revista Internacional de História Política e Cultura Jurídica, Revista de Administración Pública y Sociedad and others.