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Globalization: Law and Policy: Globalization: Law and Policy


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Globalization: Law and Policy builds an integrated body of scholarship that critically addresses key issues and theoretical debates in comparative and transnational law. Volumes in the series focus on the consequential effects of globalization, including emerging frameworks and processes for the internationalization, legal harmonization, juridification, and democratization of law among increasingly connected political, economic, religious, cultural, ethnic, and other functionally differentiated governance communities. Legal systems, their harmonization and incorporation in other governance orders, and their relationship to globalization are taking on new importance within a coordinated network of domestic legal orders, the legal orders of groups of states, and the governance frameworks of non-state actors. These legal orders engage a number of important actors, sources, principles, and tribunals”including multinational corporations as governance entities, contract and surveillance as forms of governance that substitute for traditional law, sovereign wealth funds and other new forms of state activity, hybrid supra national entities like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and international tribunals with autonomous jurisdiction, including the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization, and regional human rights courts. The effects have been profound, especially with respect to the role of states, and especially of the United States as its long time position in global affairs undergoes significant change. Comparative and transnational law serve as natural nexus points for vigorous and sometimes interdisciplinary approaches to the study of state and non-state law systems, along with their linkages and interactions. The series is intended as a resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and civil society actors, and includes a balance of theoretical and policy studies in single-authored volumes and collections of original essays.

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Accountability, International Business Operations and the Law Providing Justice for Corporate Human Rights Violations in Global Value Chains

Accountability, International Business Operations and the Law Providing Justice for Corporate Human Rights Violations in Global Value Chains

1st Edition

Liesbeth Enneking, Ivo Giesen, Anne-Jetske Schaap, Cedric Ryngaert, Francois Kristen, Lucas Roorda
December 18, 2019

A consensus has emerged that corporations have societal and environmental responsibilities when operating transnationally. However, how exactly corporations can be held legally accountable for their transgressions, if at all, is less clear. This volume inquires how regulatory tools stemming from ...

Legal and Rhetorical Foundations of Economic Globalization An Atlas of Ritual Sacrifice in Late-Capitalism

Legal and Rhetorical Foundations of Economic Globalization An Atlas of Ritual Sacrifice in Late-Capitalism

1st Edition

Keren Wang
June 19, 2019

This book examines the subtle ways in which rhetorics of sacrifice have been re-appropriated into the workings of the global political economy in the 21st century. It presents an in-depth analysis of the ways in which ritual practices are deployed, under a diverse set of political and legal ...

Transnationalisation and Legal Actors Legitimacy in Question

Transnationalisation and Legal Actors Legitimacy in Question

1st Edition

Bettina Lemann Kristiansen, Katerina Mitkidis, Louise Munkholm, Lauren Neumann, Cécile Pelaudeix
June 14, 2019

Transnational tendencies have led to a pluralistic legal environment in which emerging and established legal actors, regulatory levels and types of legal norms co-exist, compete and interact in complex ways. This challenges and changes not only how legal norms are created, applied and enforced but ...

Hostile Business and the Sovereign State Privatized Governance, State Security and International Law

Hostile Business and the Sovereign State Privatized Governance, State Security and International Law

1st Edition

Michael J. Strauss
December 14, 2018

This book describes and assesses an emerging threat to states’ territorial control and sovereignty: the hostile control of companies that carry out privatized aspects of sovereign authority. The threat arises from the massive worldwide shift of state activities to the private sector since the late ...

Chinese Constitutionalism in a Global Context

Chinese Constitutionalism in a Global Context

1st Edition

Peng Chengyi
August 20, 2018

Over the course of the last four decades as China’s ideological realm has been transformed, it has become significantly more complicated. This is well illustrated in the current discourse concerning China’s constitutional future. Among Chinese intellectuals the liberal constitutionalism paradigm is...

Multinationals and the Constitutionalization of the World Power System

Multinationals and the Constitutionalization of the World Power System

1st Edition

Jean-Philippe Robé, Antoine Lyon-Caen, Stéphane Vernac
May 11, 2018

This collection offers a powerful and coherent study of the transformation of the multinational enterprise as both an object and subject of law within and beyond States. The study develops an analysis of the large firm as being a system of organization exercising vast powers through various ...

Power, Procedure, Participation and Legitimacy in Global Sustainability Norms A Theory of Collaborative Regulation

Power, Procedure, Participation and Legitimacy in Global Sustainability Norms A Theory of Collaborative Regulation

1st Edition

Karin Buhmann
August 02, 2017

Globalisation of the market, law and politics contributes to a diversity of transnational sustainability problems whose solutions exceed the territorial jurisdictional limits of nation states in which their effects are generated or occur. The rise of the business sector as a powerful global actor ...

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