Collaborative Research Networks

CRN36  Transnational and Global Legal Ordering


Gregory Shaffer, Terry Halliday

This CRN addresses the recursive processes through which law and legal norms settle and unsettle across jurisdictions, leading to the rise and fall of what can be viewed as transnational legal orders. It examines these processes at the international and transnational levels, their articulation with national and local legal processes and practices, and their impact on relations of economic, social, and political power. International organizations, trans-governmental networks, and the increasing involvement of non-state actors at the global level, including corporations and non-governmental organizations, affect and govern public and private interactions more extensively and intensively than ever before. The CRN examines the role of actors and mechanisms in the transnational creation and settlement of legal norms, including their impact on domestic law and practice.


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