Transnational Communities and the Concept of Law

Ratio Juris, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 1-18, March 2008

18 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2008

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Roger Cotterrell

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Abstract

The proliferation of forms of transnational regulation, often unclear in their relation to the law of nation states but also, in some cases, claiming authority as law, suggests that the concept of law should be reconsidered in the light of processes associated with globalisation. This article identifies matters to be taken into account in any such reconsideration: in particular, ideas of legal pluralism, of degrees of legalisation, and of relative legal authority. Regulatory authority should be seen as ultimately based in the diverse moral conditions of the networks of community which regulation serves.

Suggested Citation

Cotterrell, Roger, Transnational Communities and the Concept of Law. Ratio Juris, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 1-18, March 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1095914 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9337.2007.00377.x

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