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Dual Legal Orders: from Colonialism to High Technology
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Citation Information: Global Jurist Topics. Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1535-167X, DOI: 10.2202/1535-167X.1087, June 2003
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This article begins by discussing the genesis of a free zone on a small island in the Straits archipelagos, tracing its development from a free port to an export processing zone and most recently to a science park. Throughout its life as a free zone, this island has comprised a transnational commercial domain of a dual legal order. A dual legal order comprises two domains, a transjurisdictional commercial and local political. Here we focus on a particular type of transjurisdictional commercial domain--the free zone. Three historical forms of zone receive attention, the free port, export processing zone and the science park. Various manifestations geographically and temporally are elaborated. In conclusion, a number of observations are then made concerning dual legal orders and free zones.