This work comprises 24 linked essays by leading transatlantic scholars in international law and the social sciences examining the sociolegal aspects of multi-jurisdictional legal techniques and trans-jurisdictional social phenomena. The contributors bring a range of disciplinary expertises including anthropology, economics, law and sociology to bear on key questions raised by transnational legal processes. The pieces explore legal developments in multiple territories including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States. The volume is designed as a general reader for courses on law and globalisation and related studies. The collection is made up of four parts, each addressing a central theme in transnational law and legal action (law-making and compliance), human rights, commerce and governance. The essays discuss such diverse problems as: the role of foreign actors in the ethnic conflicts of Kosovo and Rwanda; the power the United States and the UK wield over international capital markets; and the adaptability of existing public international law to deal with the challenges wrought by globalisation.
Part I. Frameworks: 1. Reviving general jurisprudence William Twining; 2. One world - notes on the emerging legal order Lawrence M. Friedman; 3. Changing legal cultures David Nelken; Part II. Strategising Commercial Integration: 4. Opening remarks - legal constraints in the capitalist world economy Immanuel Wallerstein; 5. Governing globalisation Francis G. Snyder; 6. Transnational transactions - legal work, cross-border commerce and global regulation Doreen M. McBarnet; 7. Capital markets, globalization and global elites John Flood; 8. Global markets, national law, and the regulation of business Eleanor M. Fox; 9. Corruption and the global corporation Susan Rose-Ackerman; 10. Law's elusive promise - learning from Bhopal Marc Galanter; Part III. Changing States: 11. Opening remarks - producing the transnational inside the national Saskia Sassen; 12. Dollarizing state and professional expertise - transnational processes and questions of legitimation in state transformation, 1960–2000 Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth; 13. Comment - the promise and peril of international order Richard L. Abel; 14. Reply - a response to Richard Abel's reading Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth; 15. Cultural imperialism in the context of transnational commercial collaboration Michael B. Likosky; 16. Sovereignty and citizenship in a world of migration Christian Joppke; 17. Patterns of African constitution in the making Ugo Mattei; 18. From individual dignity to respect for Jinkaku - continuity and change in the concept of the individual in modern Japan Kyoko Inoue; 19. Transitional justice as liberal narrative Ruti Teitel; Part IV. Public International Law and Context: 20. Opening remarks - transnational legal process revisited Harold Koh; 21. An international legal regime and the context of conditionality Sally Falk Moore; 22. Re-framing the legal agenda of world order in the course of a turbulent century Richard A. Falk; 23. Globalisation - a challenge to the nation state and to international law Stephan Hobe; 24. Racism in civil conflict - domestic and global dimensions Julie Mertus; 25. The virtual sociality of rights - the case of 'women's rights are human rights' Annelise Riles; 26. National legislation and the role of the government and the UNHCR in the determination of legal status of refugees in Kenya M. Koki Muli; 27. Geographies of hunger Catherine Powell.