Transnational Legality: Stateless Law and International Arbitration by Thomas SchultzTransnational Legality: Stateless Law and International Arbitration by Thomas Schultz

Transnational Legality: Stateless Law and International Arbitration

byThomas Schultz

Hardcover | February 9, 2014

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What should we call law when it is not the law of one or several states? Does it actually matter what we call law? How can we take into account the consequences of calling something law when we shape the concept of law in the first place? How does international arbitration help to illustratethe problem? This book is an investigation into stateless law, illustrated by international arbitration regimes. It addresses key philosophical questions posed by international arbitration as a potential path to law beyond the state. It ascertains which dimensions of transnational legality arbitral regimesconform to, and what consequences follow from it. The argument of this book is firmly rooted in contemporary legal positivism and is attentive to current debates regarding the rule of law to ponder legality without territory. A theory is suggested regarding the minimal conditions that transnational regimes must fulfil in order to legitimately andappropriately count as law. The theory is tested on various arbitral regimes. The book thus offers reflections on the extent to which legality and the rule of law can serve as a moral and political benchmark for transnational regimes, to assess the political morality of arbitration's currentautonomy from states and what arbitration's claim for an increase in that autonomy implies.
Thomas Schultz is a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow in the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He has worked in the fields of international dispute settlement, private international law, public international law, jurisprudence, and technology law. In 2010, he receive...
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Title:Transnational Legality: Stateless Law and International ArbitrationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pagesPublished:February 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199641951

ISBN - 13:9780199641956

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPrelude1. The Importance of Law2. The Minimal Conditions of Non-State Law3. Arbitration Regimes as Legal SystemsConclusion