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An introduction to comparative analyses of international organizations

Chapter


Abstract


  • Legal systems, institutions and organizations comprise more than just rules,

    regulations and laws. They are also made up of individuals that create, implement

    and regulate those systems, institutions and organizations. Humans themselves,

    however, are not so easily compartmentalized and will tend to bring their home

    legal cultures into the international legal order. Additionally, they will tend to

    create new legal cultures within those international intergovernmental organizations

    ("lOs") and fields. But, the interactions and operations of those legal cultures-

    be they domestic or international, new or old, competing or complementing-

    will often have significant implications for the processes and functions of

    those different legal cultures, individually or together. Accordingly, examination

    of those legal cultures and their interactions is necessary to really understand the

    international legal order, on its own or in its interactions with domestic systems.

    This article will thus introduce the idea of applying comparative legal cultural

    analyses to the international legal order, and specifically to lOs-the backbone of

    the international legal order. Because such analyses are somewhat unusual and

    little known, this paper will also provide a methodological toolbox for those

    analyses.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • C. B. Picker, 'An introduction to comparative analyses of international organizations' in C. Picker, L. Heckendorn Urscheler & D. Solenik(eds), Comparative law and international organisations : cooperation, competition and connections (2014) 11-38.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783725570515

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3125

Book Title


  • Comparative law and international organisations : cooperation, competition and connections

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 38

Place Of Publication


  • Zurich

Abstract


  • Legal systems, institutions and organizations comprise more than just rules,

    regulations and laws. They are also made up of individuals that create, implement

    and regulate those systems, institutions and organizations. Humans themselves,

    however, are not so easily compartmentalized and will tend to bring their home

    legal cultures into the international legal order. Additionally, they will tend to

    create new legal cultures within those international intergovernmental organizations

    ("lOs") and fields. But, the interactions and operations of those legal cultures-

    be they domestic or international, new or old, competing or complementing-

    will often have significant implications for the processes and functions of

    those different legal cultures, individually or together. Accordingly, examination

    of those legal cultures and their interactions is necessary to really understand the

    international legal order, on its own or in its interactions with domestic systems.

    This article will thus introduce the idea of applying comparative legal cultural

    analyses to the international legal order, and specifically to lOs-the backbone of

    the international legal order. Because such analyses are somewhat unusual and

    little known, this paper will also provide a methodological toolbox for those

    analyses.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • C. B. Picker, 'An introduction to comparative analyses of international organizations' in C. Picker, L. Heckendorn Urscheler & D. Solenik(eds), Comparative law and international organisations : cooperation, competition and connections (2014) 11-38.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783725570515

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3125

Book Title


  • Comparative law and international organisations : cooperation, competition and connections

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 38

Place Of Publication


  • Zurich