Giesela Rühl (Jena University) has posted Unilateralism in European Private International Law on SSRN.
The articles deals with unilateralism and multilateralism in European Private International Law. It provides an overview of the historical development and looks at trends in current national and international legal systems. It argues that, in Europe, multilateralism has by and large prevailed both on the level of national and on the level of international (European) law. However, it also shows that unilateralism plays an important role in international economic law and secondary European Union law.
The paper is forthcoming in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law.