chapter  7
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Jurisdiction, events and the international

The making and re-making of the international domain has been one of the most striking political and economic events since 1945. We hear much about ‘globalisation’ and the redundancy of the old (European) political order of sovereign states. However, we continue to struggle to give juridical shape and meaning to the ways in which the legal orders, regimes, modes of government and administration are created and sustained as international, transnational and global activities. In our studies in Chapters 5 and 6, we align jurisdiction with persons and place; here, we turn attention to forms of jurisdiction ordered around events or activities. We address the jurisdiction of events in terms of the ways in which jurisdictional practices shape the representation of the community of international law.