publication . Article . 2016

The social and professional structure of international justice: from scholarly insiders to the pull of multinational corporate law firms

Sara Dezalay;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Oct 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Where does international justice draw its authority in an international scene largely driven by self-regulated professional markets for the settlement of transnational disputes? To revisit this classical debate, this article connects the professional and social structure of dispute settlement mechanisms to their social credibility among users of international justice. Drawing on extensive biographical databases, it suggests that the growth of investor-state disputes is favoring a shift from a professional market shaped by scholarly insiders to one dominated by corporate legal elites. It links this dynamic of the field to the contrasted development of the scholar...
free text keywords: Sociology of law, Multinational corporation, Arbitration, Credibility, Public international law, Economics, Meritocracy, Law, Political economy, Corporate law, International law
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