Globalization and International Law
MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Oxford University Press, 2009
16 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2008 Last revised: 27 Sep 2008
Date Written: August 4, 2008
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.
Keywords: international law, globalization, human rights, cosmopolitanism, world trade, universalism, common goods, global governance
JEL Classification: K10, K33
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