Transnational Judicial Governance
Christopher A. Whytock
University of California, Irvine, School of Law
April, 20 2012
St. John's Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 55, 2012
UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-39
This symposium essay discusses “transnational judicial governance” — that is, the regulation of transnational activity by domestic courts. Specifically, the essay makes three points. First, transnational judicial governance is an important form of global governance that interacts with, but is distinct from, other forms of global governance such as international institutions, transgovernmental networks, and private governance. Second, there is evidence suggesting that the influence of U.S. courts in transnational judicial governance may be declining as the transnational litigation system becomes increasingly multipolar. Third, transnational judicial governance seems to be a normatively mixed bag — but, for better or worse, it is likely that domestic courts will continue to play an important role in global governance.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Global Governance, Courts, International Law, Transnational Law, Regulation, Private International Law, Conflict of Laws, International Relations
Date posted: April 22, 2012
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