The Paradox of Legal Unification - 10.1628/jite-2020-0047 - Mohr Siebeck

Bertrand Crettez, Olivier Musy

The Paradox of Legal Unification

Online First, pp. 1-23 (23)
Published 11.11.2020

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In the games used to study legal standardization, legal unification is never the outcome of the usual cooperative solution. Given the importance of legal unification in practice, this property appears as a paradox. To solve this paradox, we resort to alternative notions of cooperation. We show that introducing other-regarding preferences or Kantian rules of behavior does not resolve the paradox except in a very peculiar case. By contrast, we show that legal uniformity prevails at any Berge equilibrium of our legal standardization game. This, we argue, is a first step towards a solution to the paradox of legal unification.

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