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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

Frederic Megret

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 4, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Megret, Frederic, Globalization and International Law (August 4, 2008). MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Oxford University Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1200782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1200782

Frédéric Mégret (Contact Author)

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