Law Students – become a Case Studies Associate Editor

Whether you are interested in improving the regulatory policy framework of nations around the world, or simply want to improve your legal research and analysis skills, this is an exciting new opportunity for both.

How you Benefit

As a Case Studies Associate Editor for Global-Regulation Inc., you will be in a unique position to jumpstart your legal career through practical experience in the field of innovative legal technology. In addition to being able to demonstrate and refine your ability to research and analyze regulation case studies on an international basis, you will be officially recognized on our company website for your contributions.

What We Need

The requirements from you are not only straightforward but are also very flexible for your scheduling purposes:

  1. Find empirical case studies that are not already indexed on Global-Regulation.com. This can be easily confirmed by searching the database. An empirical case study is essentially non-theoretical and empirically examines a certain regulation (or several) in the world. These can come from a variety of sources including academic articles, NGO studies, etc. Alternatively, send us an email and we’ll send you a case study for indexing.
  2. Index the case study on Global-Regulation.com. Use the provided form (http://global-regulation.com/submit-case-study.php) with proper citation and an abstract in your own words based on your own analytical reading. We will then review and approve each submission, and credit you accordingly.

If you have any questions, please email us. We look forward to your contributions to the world of global policy.

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Startup Stories: An Interview with Sean Goltz and Addison Cameron-Huff from Global-Regulation

We have been interviewed by Microsoft Channel 9 Radio

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Our English Translations of Chinese Laws

Wondering where to find Chinese laws translated into English? For many Chinese federal and state laws, you can find them by searching our database: https://www.global-regulation.com/search.php?year=&country=China&province=All&start=0&q=china&advanced=false.

Global-Regulation’s search engine currently has 7910 Chinese laws translated into English. The translations are done with either Microsoft Bing Translator or Google Translate.

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Visual Explorer of Top 25 Word Pairs By Country

We’ve prepared an interactive visualization that shows the relationships between word pairs in laws and countries from 45 countries.

Check it out here: https://www.global-regulation.com/visualization.php

Raw data files here (.gephi and .gexp file): https://www.global-regulation.com/assets/visualization/top_25_word_pairs_gephi_and_gexp_file.zip.

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Top Word Pairs in Global Laws

As part of our efforts to graph the world’s laws (see previous blog posts), we created a list of the top word pairs used in global laws. Below is the top 25 word pairs. You can download the full Excel file here (contains the top 499 word pairs).

Word Pair Percentage Of Top Word Pairs No# Occurrences Countries With Word Pair as Top Word Pair
order filed 3.895957924 11473490 United States
statutory authority 3.0114618 8868673 Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
filed effective 2.532391836 7457825 United States
repealed order 0.508982635 1498940 United States
later promulgation 0.466916032 1375055 United States
final rule 0.418250047 1231735 United States
social security 0.378933894 1115950 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
royal decree 0.363138502 1069433 Denmark, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain
legislative decree 0.355003282 1045475 Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain
laid down 0.311219516 916533 Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom
secretary state 0.309433082 911272 Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Jersey, San Marino, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
member states 0.299539612 882136 Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Poland, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom
member state 0.239937702 706610 Antigua and Barbuda, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Poland, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom
ministerial decree 0.229651699 676318 Indonesia, Italy
executive order 0.224945034 662457 Denmark, Philippines, United States
northern ireland 0.216335447 637102 Czech Republic, European Union, Jersey, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
from date 0.193836427 570843 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia
russian federation 0.189857104 559124 European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey
authority chapter 0.186990184 550681 United States
european parliament 0.183776911 541218 Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
local government 0.169821604 500120 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
published official 0.165419866 487157 Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, European Union, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Turkey
health care 0.159788235 470572 Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jersey, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
public service 0.155587517 458201 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
effective date 0.1554921 457920 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia
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Mapping the World’s Laws

We’ve created a visualization of the most common word pairs in global laws. To read more about how this was done (and grab the source files) please see our earlier blog post.

This is the first attempt by anyone to graph the world’s laws using the text of the laws. We’re confident in that statement because Global-Regulation.com has by far the most comprehensive database of world laws, translated into English.

You can create your own graphs of individual countries by using the GDF files that we’ve prepared and made available here: https://www.global-regulation.com/assets/visualization/GDF_files_for_top_50_word_pairs_by_country.zip. We recommend using Gephi to open the files.

We’re working on making a browsable version of the map. Stay tuned.

You can see a PDF version here: https://www.global-regulation.com/assets/visualization/All_Countries_Visualization.pdf.

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Mapping the World’s Laws (Methodology)

We’ve taken our database of over 1.3 million laws and extracted every two word pair from every law, organized by country. We then eliminated common words (e.g. “the”, “this”, etc.) and words that aren’t of much interest (e.g. “subparagraph”). By merging all of these word pairs and counts into files, we’ve created lists of the most common word pairs by country. You can download the 48 raw text files here: https://www.global-regulation.com/assets/visualization/48_country_word_pairs_may_2016.zip.

By using the word pairs as nodes and the connection to countries as edges, the text files can be merged to create a “graph” (a set of nodes and edges). The graphs were then written to text files in GEDF format. The file for Canada can be found here: https://www.global-regulation.com/assets/visualization/Canada-word_pairs.gdf.

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New Design for Global-Regulation.com

We’ve redesigned Global-Regulation.com to make it easier for users to find information and hopefully provide a more intuitive interface. The new design is done using Yahoo’s Pure.css and is inspired by Google’s Material Design (specifically Materialize).

As part of the redesign we’ve reduced the “weight” of pages to provide an even faster browsing experience.

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