Normative Creativity and Global Legal Pluralism: Reflections on the Democratic Critique of Transnational Law

Perez, Oren
July 2003
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Summer2003, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p25
Academic Journal
Examines the problem of the association between legitimacy and democracy at the transnational level. Case of the international organization for standardization; Critique of the Westphalian narrative and its legitimization argument; Discussion on the universalistic approaches of non-governmental organization-led democratization and directly deliberative democracy.


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