My research interests come out of my training as a political economist, with an interest in the changing relationships between political power and the market economy in the contemporary world.  Over the past decade, this has led my work to focus on the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on these relationships, with an emphasis on the role of international economic and commercial law..  Here is a list of my publications in this area:


The Politics of Globalization in the United States, Georgetown University Press, 2001.


"Normative Modeling for Global Economic Governance: The Case of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)," Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 36 (2), 2011, pp. 567-604.

"Constructing Power Through Law: Private Law Pluralism and Harmonization in the Global Political Economy," Review of International Political Economy, 15 (5), 2008, pp. 770-799.

“Globalization and the Boundaries of the State:  A Framework for Analyzing the Changing Practice of Sovereignty,” Governance, 14 (1), January, 2001, pp. 75-97.

"Justice and Political Economy in Commercial Society: Adam Smith's 'Science of a Legislator'," The Journal of Politics, 51 (1), February, 1989, pp. 50-72.


"Arguing Over Sovereignty: Globalization and the Structure of Political Conflict in the United States," in Beverly Crawford, ed., The Impact of Globalization on the United States, Volume 2 - Law and Governance, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008, pp. 259-287.

"From Sources to Impact: Contracts, Dispute Resolution Systems, and Governance in a World of Legal and Regulatory Pluralism," in M. Prabhakar, ed., Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Practical Approach, Hyderabad: The Icfai University Press, 2008, pp. 1-29.

“The Harmonization of Private Commercial Law,” in Christian Brutsch and Dirk Lehmkuhl, eds., Law and Legalization in Transnational Relations, London:  Routledge, 2007, pp. 58-80.


Allocating Power and Wealth in the Global Economy:  The Role of Private Law and Legal Agents, Working Paper, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, The University of Warwick, no. 101/02, July, 2002.

“Law Firms,” in Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte, eds., The Encyclopedia of Globalization, New York:  Routledge, 2006.

I have also published book reviews in a number of journals, including Governance and The Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue Canadienne Droit et Societe.