'To Boldly Go Where No One Has (Arbitrated) Before': The Star Trek Mythos as an Heuristic Paradigm for Jurisdictional and Arbitration Issues

7 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2007

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Antonin I. Pribetic

Ministry of the Attorney General -Crown Law Office -Civil

Date Written: January 28, 2007

Abstract

While the topic of international arbitration has failed to capture the interest of Hollywood producers or television audiences, the science fiction genre yields a serendipitous result. Using an excerpt from a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, this brief comment analyzes the impact of law and popular culture on the issues of the rule of law, jurisdiction and international (more accurately, "intergalactic") comity within the context of bilateral and multilateral treaty obligations.

Keywords: law, popular culture, Star Trek, international law, international arbitration, ICSID, bilateral treaties

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K33

Suggested Citation

Pribetic, Antonin I., 'To Boldly Go Where No One Has (Arbitrated) Before': The Star Trek Mythos as an Heuristic Paradigm for Jurisdictional and Arbitration Issues (January 28, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=959907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.959907

Antonin I. Pribetic (Contact Author)

Ministry of the Attorney General -Crown Law Office -Civil

Ontario
Canada

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