Non-State Actors

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Rüdiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009

9 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2015

Date Written: April 02, 2009

Abstract

Non-State Actors have taken on increasingly important roles in international relations. This encyclopedia entry analyzes the concept of non-state actors, a superordinate concept that encompasses individuals as well as international organizations, corporations, non-governmental organizations, de facto regimes, trade associations, transnational corporations, terrorist groups and transnational criminal organizations.

It then traces the historical evolution of the concept, describes the role of non-state actors in the negotiation and codification of international law, as well as in international litigation. Finally, the entry covers non-state actors and their capacity on peace and security matters.

Keywords: non-state actors, international organizations, NGOs, international codification, international litigation, terrorist groups

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Markus, Non-State Actors (April 02, 2009). Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Rüdiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2661832

Markus Wagner (Contact Author)

University of Wollongong ( email )

Australia

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