Lex sportiva : a playground for transnational law
Title: Lex sportiva : a playground for transnational law
Author: DUVAL, Antoine
Citation: European law journal, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 6 SI, pp. 822-842
This article tackles the emergence of transnational law under the pressure of globalisation. It argues that lex sportiva, the law of international sport, is a fruitful research object in order to address three key questions raised by transnational law: What is transnational law? Is transnational law legitimate? How do we deal with transnational legal pluralism? We will address each of these questions separately, complementing each time a general analysis with empirical examples drawn from the field of lex sportiva. In our view, there is a pressing need for empirical work and pragmatic description of legal phenomena reaching beyond the state. Hence, we suggest lex sportiva as a suitable playground for transnational lawyers.
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