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Law without Nations

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey


The possibility of law in the absence of a nation would seem to strip law from its source of meaning and value. At the same time, law divorced from nations would clear the ground for a cosmopolitan vision in which the prejudices or idiosyncrasies of distinctive national traditions would give way to more universalist groundings for law. These alternately dystopian and utopian viewpoints inspire this book on law without nations. This book examines the ways in which the growing internationalization of law affects domestic national law, the relationship between cosmopolitan legal ideas and underst ... More

Keywords: law, nations, national traditions, domestic national law, national identity, jurisprudence, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804771696
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Sarat, editor

Lawrence Douglas, editor

Martha Merrill Umphrey, editor