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A Commentary on the Harmonization of European Private Law, George A. Bermann

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A Constitution of Democratic Experimentalism, Michael C. Dorf and Charles F. Sabel

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Comparative Law in the New European Community, George Bermann

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Computer Programs in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of the 1991 EC Software Directive, Jerome Huet and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Constitutional Lessons from Europe, George A. Bermann

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Constitutional Politics in Poland: A Report on the Constitutional Committee of the Polish Parliament, Andrzej Rapaczynski

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Democracy and Domination in the Law of Workplace Cooperation: From Bureaucratic to Flexible Production, Mark Barenberg

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Efficient Enforcement in International Law, Anu Bradford and Omri Ben-Shahar

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European Community Law from a U.S. Perspective, George A. Bermann

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Global Democracy, Joshua Cohen and Charles F. Sabel

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How International Institutions Evolve, Anu Bradford

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Institutional Reform in Eastern Europe: Evolution or Design?, Roman Frydman and Andrzej Rapaczynski

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Integrating Governmental and Officer Tort Liability, George A. Bermann

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International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO, Anu Bradford

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Introduction, George A. Bermann

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Law and Labor in the New Global Economy: Through the Lens of United States Federalism, Mark Barenberg

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Marbury v. Madison and European Union "Constitutional" Review, George A. Bermann

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New Frontiers in the Relationship between National and European Courts, George A. Bermann

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New Modes of Pluralist Global Governance, Gráinne De Burca, Robert O. Keohane, and Charles F. Sabel

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Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Reconciling European Union Law Demands with the Demands of International Arbitration, George A. Bermann

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Regulatory Cooperation Between the European Commission and U.S. Administrative Agencies, George Bermann

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Rethinking the "Law and Finance" Paradigm, Katharina Pistor

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Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration, Anu Bradford

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Subsidiarity and the European Community, George Bermann

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Taking Subsidiarity Seriously: Federalism in the European Community and the United States, George A. Bermann

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The Brussels Effect, Anu Bradford

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The Roles of the State and the Market in Establishing Property Rights, Andrzej Rapaczynski

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The Scope of Judicial Review in French Administrative Law, George A. Bermann

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The Single European Act: A Constitution for the Community?, George A. Bermann

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"The Sole Right ... Shall Return to the Authors": Anglo-American Authors' Reversion Rights from the Statute of Anne to Contemporary U.S. Copyright, Lionel Bently and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Two Kinds of Legal Rules: A Comparative Study of Burden-of-Persuasion Practices in Criminal Cases, George P. Fletcher

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Universal Exceptionalism in International Law, Anu Bradford and Eric A. Posner

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When the WTO Works, and How It Fails, Anu Bradford

Working Papers

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A Constitution of Democratic Experimentalism, Michael C. Dorf and Charles F. Sabel

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Antitrust Law in Global Markets, Anu Bradford

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Comments on ALRC Discussion Paper 79, Copyright and the Digital Economy, June M. Besek, Jane C. Ginsburg, and Philippa Loengard

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Competition Policy and Free Trade: Antitrust Provisions in PTAs, Anu Bradford and Tim Buthe

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Constitutionalising an Overlapping Consensus: The ECJ and the Emergence of a Coordinate Constitutional Order, Charles F. Sabel and Oliver H. Gerstenberg

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Contracts, Orphan Works, and Copyright Norms: What Role for Berne and TRIPs?, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Editorial: The European Union as a Constitutional Experiment, George Bermann

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Efficient Enforcement in International Law, Omri Ben-Shahar and Anu Bradford

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European Copyright Code – Back to First Principles (with Some Additional Detail), Jane C. Ginsburg

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Exporting Standards: The Externalization of the EU's Regulatory Power via Markets, Anu Bradford

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Extended Collective Licenses in International Treaty Perspective: Issues and Statutory Implementation, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Global Experimentalist Governance, Grainne De Burca, Robert O. Keohane, and Charles F. Sabel

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International Antitrust Cooperation and the Preference for Nonbinding Regimes, Anu Bradford

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International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO, Anu Bradford

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Is EU Merger Control Used for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis, Anu Bradford, Robert J. Jackson Jr., and Jonathon Zytnick

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Learning from Difference: The New Architecture of Experimentalist Governance in the EU, Charles F. Sabel and Jonathan Zeitlin

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Minimalism and Experimentalism in the Administrative State, Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon

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New Modes of Pluralist Global Governance, Grainne De Burca, Robert O. Keohane, and Charles F. Sabel

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Private International Law Aspects of Authors' Contracts: The Dutch and French Examples, Jane C. Ginsburg and Pierre Sirinelli

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Private Ownership and Corporate Performance: Some Lessons from Transition Economies, Roman Frydman, Cheryl W. Gray, Marek P. Hessel, and Andrzej Rapaczynski

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Regime Theory, Anu Bradford

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Reversible Rewards, Omri Ben-Shahar and Anu Bradford

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The 1593 Antonio Tempesta Map of Rome, Jane C. Ginsburg

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The Brussels Effect, Anu Bradford

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The Concept of Authorship in Comparative Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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The Court of Justice of the European Union Creates an EU Law of Liability for Facilitation of Copyright Infringement: Observations on Brein v. Filmspeler [C-527/15] (2017) and Brein v. Ziggo [C-610/15] (2017), Jane C. Ginsburg

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The World Trade Organization: A Legal and Institutional Analysis, Anu Bradford

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Trade Agreements, Regulatory Sovereignty and Democratic Legitimacy, Bernard Hoekman and Charles F. Sabel

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Universal Exceptionalism in International Law, Anu Bradford and Eric A. Posner

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When the WTO Works, and How it Fails, Anu Bradford

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Why Ownership Matters? Entrepreneurship and the Restructuring of Enterprises in Central Europe, Roman Frydman, Marek P. Hessel, and Andrzej Rapaczynski