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Globalizing Justice
Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms
Globalizing Justice
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Donald W. Jackson - Editor
Michael C. Tolley - Editor
Mary L. Volcansek - Editor
SUNY series in the Foundations of the Democratic State
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 305 pages
Release Date: April 2010
ISBN10: 1-4384-3069-8
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3069-0

Price: $33.95 
Paperback - 305 pages
Release Date: January 2011
ISBN10: 1-4384-3070-1
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3070-6

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Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.

Globalization is a far-reaching and multifaceted phenomenon whose effects on law are just beginning to be appreciated fully. Globalizing Justice examines the effects of globalization on law and court systems in the developed and developing worlds. How has the global spread of legal norms changed the relationship between international, supranational, and national courts? How are transnational and international legal norms transmitted and received? The contributors utilize a variety of approaches—historical, comparative, normative, and empirical—to expose the extensive effects of globalization in areas such as human rights, universal criminal jurisdiction, citizenship, and national sovereignty. This volume sheds light on the global spread of information and the cross-border migration of legal ideas across the world to further open up the discussion of globalization in the social sciences.

Donald W. Jackson is Herman Brown Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University and the author of Even the Children of Strangers: Equality under the U.S. Constitution. Michael C. Tolley is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and the coauthor (with Christopher J. Bosso and John H. Portz) of American Government: Conflict, Compromise, and Citizenship. Mary L. Volcansek is Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University and the author of Constitutional Politics in Italy: The Constitutional Court.

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Table of Contents

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Preface and Acknowledgments

Donald W. Jackson, Michael C. Tolley, and Mary L. Volcansek

Part I. Transnational Influences on the U.S. Supreme Court

1. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Use of Comparative Law in the Construction of Constitutional Rights
David M. O’Brien

2. Foreign Law in American Jurisprudence: An Empirical Study
Francine Banner, Ken Miller and Doris Marie Provine

3. Foreign Law in Domestic Courts: Different Uses, Different Implications
Christopher A. Whytock

Part II. The Rise of Transnational Criminal Jurisdiction

4. Legitimacy and the Exercise of Universal Criminal Jurisdiction
Donald W. Jackson

5. International and Transnational Law, Sovereignty, and Hegemonic Power
Donald W. Jackson

6. The Promotion of International Criminal Law: Evaluating the International Criminal Court and the Apprehension of Indictees
Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper

Part III. Transnational Influences on Rights, Citizenship, and Democratization

7. The Globalization of Human Rights Norms: Understanding the Opportunities and Limits of International Law and Transnational Activism
Hans Peter Schmitz

8. Rights and the Limits of Transnational Solidarity in Europe
Lisa Conant

9. International Imposition and Transmission of Democracy and Rule of Law: Lessons from Central America 
Rachel Bowen

10. The Role of International Actors in Promoting Rule of Law in Uganda
Joseph Isanga

Part IV. Transnational Law and the Boundaries of Sovereignty

11. Blurring Sovereignty: The Human Rights Act of 1998 and British Law
Mary L. Volcansek

12. Fundamental Rights, the European Court of Justice, and European Integration
Michael C. Tolley

13. Spreading the Word: Australia’s National Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission as Transnational Legal Entrepreneur
Rhonda Evans Case

14. Judicial Globalization: How the International Law of Human Rights Changed the Argentine Supreme Court
Walter F. Carnota

Donald W. Jackson, Michael C. Tolley and Mary L. Volcansek

List of Contributors

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