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Shifting Paradigms Of Parochialism: Lessons For International Trade Law, Elizabeth Trujillo Jan 2007

Shifting Paradigms Of Parochialism: Lessons For International Trade Law, Elizabeth Trujillo

Elizabeth Trujillo

Much of the study of international private law has focused on exploring differences in legal systems in light of domestic issues or harmonization. Much less emphasis has been on accepting these various parochial interests as part of a global legal structure. This preliminary study into what drives parochial attitudes can help international trade scholars observe the traditions engendering these differing parochial attitudes and their impact on trade. Through a pluralist lens and in borrowing from studies in the social sciences on parochialism, this paper attempts to bring to light a world of “hybrid legal spaces” that adds complexity to the ...