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The Evolution of International Arbitration: Judicialization, Governance, Legitimacy

Alec Stone Sweet and Florian Grisel


The development of international arbitration as an autonomous legal order comprises one of the most remarkable stories of institution building at the global level over the past century. Today, transnational firms and states settle their most important commercial and investment disputes not in courts, but in arbitral centres, a tightly networked set of organizations that compete with one another for docket, resources, and influence. The book shows that international arbitration has undergone, over the past century, a self-sustaining process of institutional evolution that has steadily enhanced ... More

Keywords: international arbitration, judicialization process, domestic courts, litigation, systemic reform, arbitral authority, transnational firms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alec Stone Sweet, author
Leitner Professor of International Law, Politics and International Studies, Yale Law School

Florian Grisel, author
Senior Lecturer in Transnational Law, King's College London