Globalization and International Law
McGill University - Faculty of Law
August 4, 2008
MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Oxford University Press, 2009
This short paper is an attempt to synthesize the debate on "globalization and international law". This is an issue that has been taken increasingly seriously by international lawyers, as globalization threatens to challenge the very meaning, status and nature of the international legal order. The paper argues that globalization has had a significant impact on international law but that, in turn, international law could have a significant impact on globalization.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: international law, globalization, human rights, cosmopolitanism, world trade, universalism, common goods, global governance
JEL Classification: K10, K33
Date posted: August 4, 2008 ; Last revised: September 27, 2008
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