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Globalization opens up unprecedented opportunities, but it also creates threats not only to human beings but also the entire ecosystem, provoking a sovereigntist withdrawal in a world that is losing its way through powerful, seemingly irreconcilable, winds of globalization: freedom and security, competition and cooperation, exclusion and integration, innovation and preservation. What is the place, then, for a legal humanism within the global governance system? Mireille Delmas-Marty confronts narrow narratives – disaster-narratives of collapse or programmatic-narratives with the adventure-narrative of Mondiality, a community of destiny united in its plurality.

This book proves the striking relevance of her thought in order to face the challenges of our era: health, financial, social and ecological crises, humanitarian disasters and global terrorism. All these complex phenomena reveal that it is illusory to think we are able to act alone: rather, it is necessary to imagine a new path to navigate in globalization and create a politics of solidarity between global actors. Mireille Delmas-Marty proposes new tools for this, and namely “A Compass of Possibilities”, in order to create a new governance of the world soothed by legal humanisms in movements.

Mireille Delmas-Marty (1941-2022) was Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France where she held the Chair of Comparative Legal Studies and Internationalization of Law from 2002 to 2011. She was also a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences at the Institute de France and Doctor Honoris Causa of eight universities around the world. She acted as expert in numerous projects at French, European and international institutions. She authored over forty books and her works have been translated into twelve languages.