Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shaffer on Transnational Legal Ordering

Gregory C. Shaffer has a new book of interest: Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change. Abstract:
Law can no longer be viewed through a purely national lens. Transnational legal ordering affects the boundary of the state and the market, the allocation of power among national institutions, the role of professions and their expertise, and associational patterns that provide new normative frames. This book breaks new ground for understanding the impacts of transnational legal ordering within nation-states in today's globalized world. The book addresses the different dimensions of state change at stake and the factors that determine these impacts. It brings together leading scholars from sociology and law who study the effects of transnational legal ordering within different countries. Their case studies illustrate how transnational legal ordering interacts with national law and institutions in different regulatory areas, and cover anti-money laundering, bankruptcy, competition, education, intellectual property, health, and municipal water law and policy in different countries. The book explains the extent and limits of transnational legal ordering in today's world.

Tax law is not specifically covered but international tax law folks will find much of interest here for thinking about how law emerges through networks and norms and evolves through transplantation into national spheres.

H/T Int'l Law Reporter

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