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2008

Democracy

International Law

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

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Introduction: Democracy And The Transnational Private Sector, Christiana Ochoa Jan 2008

Introduction: Democracy And The Transnational Private Sector, Christiana Ochoa

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Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, Symposium. Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, April 12-13, 2007


Bottom-Up Lawmaking: The Private Origins Of Transnational Law, Janet Koven Levit Jan 2008

Bottom-Up Lawmaking: The Private Origins Of Transnational Law, Janet Koven Levit

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This article introduces one way in which the private sector makes law- bottom-up transnational lawmaking. While this article explores one example in depth- the Berne Union's regulation of export credit insurance- it concludes that bottom-up lawmaking peppers our legal landscape in a profound and largely unacknowledged way. More specifically, this article discusses how the private sector engages in international lawmaking and contemplates the normative implications of privatized transnational lawmaking.

Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, Symposium. Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, April 12-13, 2007.


Global Panopticism: States, Corporations, And The Governance Effects Of Monitoring Regimes, Larry Catá Backer Jan 2008

Global Panopticism: States, Corporations, And The Governance Effects Of Monitoring Regimes, Larry Catá Backer

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Regulatory power has become fractured. Its assertion both by public and private bodies is well known. Less well recognized is that the expression of this regulatory power has been fracturing as well. No longer confined to positive regulation or judicial decision, the techniques for enforcing regulation are substituting for regulation itself. This paper examines surveillance as a mechanism through which power is asserted and regulation effected in a world of shared public/private governance. For this purpose, understanding the nature of surveillance as a technique of governance, and as a substitute for governance itself, is a key element for understanding political …


Democratization: The Contribution Of Fair Trade And Ethical Trading Movements, Janet Dine Jan 2008

Democratization: The Contribution Of Fair Trade And Ethical Trading Movements, Janet Dine

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De-democratization and institutional corruption threaten equality among the expanding global market community. International treaties have been largely unsuccessful because they are designed to favor the more politically and economically advantaged players. In addition to meeting these challenges, there are many additional benefits to be gained from adopting the principles of the Fair Trade and Ethical Trading movements. Finally, international law has an obligation to integrate the principles of social and ethical trading movements to prevent the autonomous powers and transnational corporations from dominating the traditional, less powerful markets and so that welfare increases for all.

Democracy and the Transnational Private …


Reconstructing Contemporary Democracy, Jan Aart Scholte Jan 2008

Reconstructing Contemporary Democracy, Jan Aart Scholte

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Democratic practice varies historically, and transformations of the societal context require accompanying reconstructions of democracy if "rule by the people" is to remain meaningful. Contemporary society is witnessing particularly profound changes in underlying structures of space, governance, and identity. Fundamental reconsideration of democracy is therefore also needed. This article first develops a generic understanding of democracy; next elaborates on currently unfolding transformations of geography, regime, and community; and then develops a five-faceted reconstruction of democracy to meet these changed circumstances. This prescription entails: (1) reconceptualizing democracy, shifting away from obsolete assumptions of territorialists pace, statist regulation, and nationalist identity; (2) …


The Relationship Of Participatory Democracy To Participatory Law Formation, Christiana Ochoa Jan 2008

The Relationship Of Participatory Democracy To Participatory Law Formation, Christiana Ochoa

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While the traditional doctrinal formulation of customary international law (CIL) has focused exclusively on state practice and opinio juris, in the modern age, it is undeniable that individuals and non-state collectives of individuals are increasingly becoming relevant to this process. It is thus useful to analyze individual participation based on the model of participatory democracy, and also in contrast to representative democracy. By doing so, the nuanced relationship between participatory law formation and democratic participation in lawmaking is brought into relief.I n light of larger modern trends within international law, the participation of individuals in law formation requires further examination …