Research output

Article in Journal ()

Arbitrating in a world of communicative reason

Esposito P & Martire J (2012) Arbitrating in a world of communicative reason, Arbitration International, 28 (2), pp. 325-341.

The present article advocates for a reworking of the theoretical foundations of international arbitration. With the aim of strengthening legitimacy and improving its dispute resolution efficiency, the authors argue in favour of a different approach to international arbitration's practices. Taking in consideration the transnational and trans-cultural nature of international arbitration they claim for a framework that would be more inclusive of parties' different socio-legal systems of reference, the latter suggested as the proper foundation upon which to build a system respectful of the parties' expectations. Jürgen Habermas's discourse theory provides the theoretical outline for a communicative dynamics that would move international arbitration towards a new dimension of mutual understanding among parties' diverging backgrounds. The authors explore the feasibility of such project and, suggesting possible guidelines, hope to open up a debate about the future perspectives of international arbitration.

Arbitration; Habermas; Communicative; Reasons; Floating arbitration

AuthorsEsposito Paolo, Martire Jacopo
Publication date2012
Publication date online01/06/2012
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN 0957-0411

Arbitration International: Volume 28, Issue 2

© University of Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK • Telephone +44 1786 473171 • Scottish Charity No SC011159
My Portal