Harmonizing Law in an Era of Globalization: Convergence, Divergence, and Resistance

HARMONIZING LAW IN AN ERA OF GLOBALISATION: CONVERGENCE, DIVERGENCE, AND RESISTANCE, Larry Cata Backer, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2007

36 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2007

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Larry Catá Backer

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Abstract

The essays in this book highlight the most important ways in which domestic, international, public, and private legal systems interact with each other. The initial essays provide a theoretical overview of the study of legal harmonization - that is, of the nature and character of communication, accommodation, amalgamation, or resistance among legal systems. These interactions occur within horizontal relationships, between political institutions operating at the same level of authority. Vertical relationships between political institutions whose relationships are hierarchical have given rise to different patterns of interaction. New legal orders are being created through the adoption of international legal instruments that may reach nation-states, private entities, and individuals. Each has the potential for significantly affecting the sources of authority over public and private actors. Other essays illustrate the many ways in which communication between legal systems produce very real, if very different, effects across the world. A descriptive Preface, table of contents, contributor list and table of cases is included for download.

Keywords: harmonization, comparative law, multinational corporations, Islamic law, European Union Law, Indian Law OAS

JEL Classification: K10, K33, O10, P16, P31, Z10

Suggested Citation

Backer, Larry Catá, Harmonizing Law in an Era of Globalization: Convergence, Divergence, and Resistance. HARMONIZING LAW IN AN ERA OF GLOBALISATION: CONVERGENCE, DIVERGENCE, AND RESISTANCE, Larry Cata Backer, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1026723

Larry Catá Backer (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

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