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Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

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Cambridge University Press, 2012-11-26
EAN 9781107026117, ISBN10: 1107026113

Hardcover, 264 pages, 15.2 x 2 x 2 cm

Law can no longer be viewed through a purely national lens. Transnational legal ordering affects the boundary of the state and the market, the allocation of power among national institutions, the role of professions and their expertise, and associational patterns that provide new normative frames. This book breaks new ground for understanding the impacts of transnational legal ordering within nation-states in today's globalized world. The book addresses the different dimensions of state change at stake and the factors that determine these impacts. It brings together leading scholars from sociology and law who study the effects of transnational legal ordering within different countries. Their case studies illustrate how transnational legal ordering interacts with national law and institutions in different regulatory areas, and cover anti-money laundering, bankruptcy, competition, education, intellectual property, health, and municipal water law and policy in different countries. The book explains the extent and limits of transnational legal ordering in today's world.

'This path-breaking collection, excellently edited by Gregory Shaffer, includes theoretically sophisticated chapters by top scholars examining a variety of processes of transnational legal ordering affecting developing countries. Drawing on rich empirical materials, the authors show us how the different results of such interventions arise from a complex but understandable process involving local, national and international institutions.' David Nelken, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School