The Plurality Trilemma

A Geometry of Global Legal Thought

  • David┬áRoth-Isigkeit

Part of the Philosophy, Public Policy, and Transnational Law book series (PPPTL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. David Roth-Isigkeit
    Pages 1-30
  3. David Roth-Isigkeit
    Pages 31-78
  4. David Roth-Isigkeit
    Pages 257-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to global legal thought. It argues that economic globalization and digitalization have induced significant insecurity about the future of human social organization. While traditional international law as a system based on the consent of national states is in the process of rapid adaptation to its new social preconditions, a variety of transnational regulatory levels compete for legal authority. In this process of change, there is more need than ever to guide the theoretical understanding because academic concepts have a crucial influence on the emerging practice of global law. This book highlights which choices are available and argues that global law requires taking a stand in mutually irreconcilable choices.


global law Teubner Luhmann Transnational Law Constitutional pluralism Koskenniemi Ladeur Dworkin

Authors and affiliations

  • David┬áRoth-Isigkeit
    • 1
  1. 1.Normative OrdersGoethe UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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