Rule of Law Dynamics in an Era of International and Transnational Governance

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2011-28

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2011-10

31 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Sep 2011

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Michael Zurn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andre Nollkaemper

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Randall Peerenboom

La Trobe University - Faculty of Law and Management; Oxford University - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Date Written: September 26, 2011

Abstract

The international and transnational nature of modern governance presents major challenges for the rule of law promotion agenda, at a time when the less than stellar results of traditional state-oriented rule of law promotion have led to increased doubts about the wisdom and feasibility of the enterprise. This is the introduction of a volume that seeks to contribute to our understanding of these new dimensions of rule of law promotion. The volume addresses the dynamics of rule of law in an era of international and transnational governance. It uses the term “dynamics” to refer not only to the increasing international and transnational dimensions of rule of law promotion, but also to the interaction between the international and domestic levels of law. It conceptualizes these levels as a two-way relationship: international law influences rule of law development at the domestic and local levels; at the same time, precisely because of its potential effects, rule of law standards are being sought at the international level itself.

Keywords: International law, rule of law, rule of law promotion, international organizations, diffusion

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Zurn, Michael and Nollkaemper, Andre and Peerenboom, Randall, Rule of Law Dynamics in an Era of International and Transnational Governance (September 26, 2011). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2011-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1933701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1933701

Michael Zurn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andre Nollkaemper (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/p.a.nollkaemper/

Randall Peerenboom

La Trobe University - Faculty of Law and Management ( email )

Department of Economics and Finance
Victoria 3552, 3086
Australia

Oxford University - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

St. Cross Building
St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3UJ
United Kingdom

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