Sociology of International Arbitration
Article from: TDM 6 (2015), in Context & Culture
Since the first comprehensive work in sociology of international arbitration in 1996 by Dezalay and Garth, international arbitration has changed considerably. This article considers those changes, through the prism of sociology. Although the essential players (parties and arbitrators) remain the same, arbitration nowadays includes a host of new actors: the numerous service providers, including the "merchants of recognition" that distribute legitimacy within the field of international arbitration; and the value providers who provide guidance as to the way international arbitration should ...