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Digital Platforms and Global Law

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Digital Platforms and Global Law

9781800889422 Edward Elgar Publishing
Fabio Bassan, Professor of International Law, Department of Business Economics, Roma Tre University, Italy
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80088 942 2 Extent: 168 pp
Digital Platforms and Global Law focuses on digital platforms and identifies their relevant legal profiles in terms of transnational and international law. It qualifies digital platforms as private legal orders, which exercise the legislative, executive, and (para)jurisdictional power within them. Starting from this assumption, the author studies the relationship between these orders and state, transnational, and international orders and concludes that the power of states to impose rules on platforms is different in terms of their external (in relation to other platforms and states) and internal (in their own legal system) action.

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Digital Platforms and Global Law focuses on digital platforms and identifies their relevant legal profiles in terms of transnational and international law. It qualifies digital platforms as private legal orders, which exercise the legislative, executive, and (para)jurisdictional power within them. Starting from this assumption, the author studies the relationship between these orders and state, transnational, and international orders.

The book first explores the reasons for the inadequacy of the current regulatory matrix and goes on to detail the need for a new paradigm; a shift from the current matrix of market regulation to one of negotiation. The author then examines the lack of effectiveness of current tools and explores how better versions, tools of uniform law, are emerging.

This unique exploration will appeal to governments, regulatory authorities, digital platforms, businesses, and students and will find further audience with policy makers and practitioners.
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Contents: Introduction to Digital platforms and global law: Work plan 1. Digital platforms: protagonists of the self-age 2. Digital platforms as private transnational legal orders 3. Plurality of private transnational legal orders and relations 4. Digital platforms as subjects of transnational and international law 5. Digital platforms and global law Index
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