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The Culture of International Arbitration and The Evolution of Contract Law$
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Joshua D H Karton

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199658008

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658008.001.0001

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Studying International Arbitral Culture

Studying International Arbitral Culture

(p.17) 2Studying International Arbitral Culture
The Culture of International Arbitration and The Evolution of Contract Law

Joshua Karton

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides some background to the cultural theory of international arbitral decision-making presented in the following two chapters. It sets out a definition of ‘culture’ as the term is used in this book, explains why it is important to study international arbitration culture, and describes the methodology used here to generate the cultural theory of international arbitral decision-making: a sociological approach based on the grounded theory method.

Keywords:   international arbitration, international commercial arbitration, arbitral decision-making, sociology of law, socio-legal approaches, law and society, grounded theory, cultural theory

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