'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
Date Written: January 28, 2007
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
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