International Arbitration & Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence ("Arbitration and Governance") is edited by Walter Mattli and Thomas Dietz. The authors wrote this book in order to present contending theories of arbitration in a way that they believed would be more accessible to a wider academic audience, as opposed to most of the literature concerning arbitration, which the authors view as overly practice-oriented and technical. The authors' goal in assembling this work to expand the realm of arbitration literature beyond volumes written almost exclusively by arbitrators, for arbitrators and other insiders. The authors perceive that this narrow analysis of arbitration has failed to adequately examine the arbitral process conceptually or even critically. To remedy this, the authors have assembled a collection of scholarly articles that aim to take a broader look at the social and geopolitical consequences of international arbitration.
Ryan Thomas, International Arbitration & Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence, 7 Y.B. Arb. & Mediation 377 (2015).