8 UC Irvine L. Rev. 149 (2018)
Global Legal Pluralism as a Normative Project

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    Global Legal Pluralism as a Normative

                                Project



                           Paul Schiff Berman*



Introduction ..................................................... 149
I. Global Legal Pluralism  As a Descriptive Project...................................................154
II. From D escriptive to  N orm ative..............................................................................156
III. Legal Pluralism and the Idea of Communication Across Difference .............158
IV. Building a Normative Global Legal Pluralism.....................................................161
V. Six Mechanisms for Managing Legal Pluralism....................................................165
       A . D ialectical Legal Interactions...................................................................165
       B.  Margins  of Appreciation ...................................170
       C . Subsidiary Schem es..................................................................................171
       D . Hybrid  Participation Arrangem ents ....................................................173
       E. Jurisdictional Redundancies    ................................176
       F.  Migration, Assimilation, and Integration...........................................177
VI. Can Global Legal Pluralism Be Normative and Still Be Pluralist?.........178
C o n clu sio n ........................................................................................................................180




                               INTRODUCTION

     We  are living in dark, dark times. In Europe and the United States, the
institutions of interlocking governance and democratic coexistence that have been
carefully nurtured since 1945 are under attack. Nationalism, tribalism, xenophobia,
and racism are fueling right-wing populist revolts against this legal order despite the
fact that the period since 1945 has seen rises in health, longevity, prosperity, and
peace that are perhaps unparalleled in human history.
     Most  fundamentally, we are in grave danger of losing sight of the core values
that were forged out of the ashes of World War II and its unimaginable horrors.


* Walter S. Cox Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School. This Article was
prepared as part of a Symposium on Legal Pluralism held at the University of California, Irvine School
of Law. Some material derived from PAUL SCHIFF BERMAN, GLOBAL LEGAL PLURALISM: A
JURISPRUDENCE OF LAW BEYOND BORDERS (2012).


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