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Boston University School of Law

Consolidation of institutions of the EU

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Private Law And State-Making In The Age Of Globalization, Daniela Caruso Jan 2006

Private Law And State-Making In The Age Of Globalization, Daniela Caruso

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The rise of post-national entities, such as the institutions of the European Union and of free-trade regimes, bears no obvious relation to the traditional pillars of western private law (mostly contracts, torts, and property doctrines). The claim of this article is that the global diffusion of private law discourse contributes significantly to the emergence of new centers of authority in the global arena. The article tests the impact of private law arguments in three contexts - the growing legitimacy of regional human rights adjudication, the consolidation of the institutions of the European Union, and the higher binding force of international investment ...