From Public International to International Public Law: Translating World Public Opinion into International Public Authority

38 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2015 Last revised: 28 Sep 2015

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Armin von Bogdandy

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Matthias Goldmann

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law; Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE; Goethe University Frankfurt - Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders; Goethe University Frankfurt

Ingo Venzke

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

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Date Written: September 18, 2015

Abstract

This paper argues that increasing demands in world public opinion for legitimate and effective international institutions require a paradigm shift in public international law. There is a part of public international law that should better be understood as international public law, because it enables and disciplines the pursuit of public interests by international institutions. We consider such activities as exercises of international public authority. The article elaborates our approach by way of a thorough discussion of other approaces to governance phenomena in international legal scholarship. It then carves out the notion of international public authority. This notion includes various types of soft and informal governance instruments with innovative compliance mechanisms, as well as the activities of informal and hybrid institutions or network-like structures.

Keywords: International law, international organizations, global administrative law, constitutionalism, global governance, world public opinion, public law, authority, soft law

Suggested Citation

von Bogdandy, Armin and Goldmann, Matthias and Venzke, Ingo, From Public International to International Public Law: Translating World Public Opinion into International Public Authority (September 18, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2662391 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2662391

Armin Von Bogdandy

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

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Matthias Goldmann (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.mpil.de/ww/en/pub/organization/scientific_staff/mgoldman.cfm

Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE

House of Finance
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Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

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Goethe University Frankfurt - Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders ( email )

Germany

Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
HoF H4
Frankfurt, 60629
Germany

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Ingo Venzke

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

REC A - Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Amsterdam, 1018WV
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.uva.nl/profiel/v/e/i.venzke/i.venzke.html

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