Lex Sportiva: A Playground for Transnational Law

21 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2013

Date Written: November 2013


This article tackles the emergence of transnational law under the pressure of globalisation. It argues that lex sportiva, the law of international sport, is a fruitful research object in order to address three key questions raised by transnational law: What is transnational law? Is transnational law legitimate? How do we deal with transnational legal pluralism? We will address each of these questions separately, complementing each time a general analysis with empirical examples drawn from the field of lex sportiva. In our view, there is a pressing need for empirical work and pragmatic description of legal phenomena reaching beyond the state. Hence, we suggest lex sportiva as a suitable playground for transnational lawyers.

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Duval, Antoine, Lex Sportiva: A Playground for Transnational Law (November 2013). European Law Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 822-842, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335766 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eulj.12067

Antoine Duval (Contact Author)

T.M.C. Asser Instituut ( email )

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2500 GL The Hague, 2517JN

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