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Dealing in Virtue: International Commercial Arbitration and the Construction of a Transnational Legal Order

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ISBN13: 9780226144238
ISBN: 0226144232
Published: July 1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.50
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In recent years, international business disputes have increasingly been resolved through private arbitration. This book details how an elite group of transnational lawyers constructed an autonomous legal field that has given them a central and powerful role in the global marketplace.

Building on Pierre Bourdieu's structural approach, this book shows how an informal, settlement-oriented system became formalized and litigious. Using mulitple examples, the book explores how international developments can transform domestic methods for handling disputes and analyzes the changing prospects for international business dispute resolution given the growin presence of such international market and regulatory institutions as the EEC, WTO and NAFTA.