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Advanced Introduction to Law and Globalisation

Jaakko Husa

This Advanced Introduction offers a fresh critical analysis of various dimensions of law and globalisation, drawing on historical, normative, theoretical, and linguistic methodologies. Its comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach spans the fields of global legal pluralism, comparative legal studies, and international law.
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Defining law and globalisation

Jaakko Husa


This book does not attempt to define global law. The goal of this volume is not to arrive at a conclusion presenting the legal notion of global law or cosmopolitan legal order. Instead, the aim is to discuss law and globalisation in a broad and reasonably comprehensive manner. Of course, the notion of global law is discussed on the pages of this book but this book is not about global law as a field of law or as a part of the field of international law. It is not about global law in the sense of international law or, in fact, any other field-of-law-bound attempt to deal with law and globalisation. And yet, because law and globalisation is very close to international law, it means that international law scholarship cannot be totally avoided even though the scholarly focus is certainly not on international law.

Furthermore, this book is not about a particular legal discipline; indeed, this author can be defined broadly as a comparatist. There is more to it because instead of advocating for a ‘globalist’ or ‘anti-globalist’ position, issues are critically highlighted from different disciplinary and theoretical points of view. The reader is called upon to independently contemplate the debates, themes, and arguments in order to make up their own mind and gain a more comprehensive view on law and globalisation. The book seeks to cover themes ranging from ancient globalisation to legal methodology, from legal education to legal language, and from legal theory to comparative law....

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