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

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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: February 25, 2016

Abstract

Calls emerging from 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 exercise of international public authority, i.e. the pursuit of public interests by international institutions. The paper unfolds our understanding of international public law by way of a thorough discussion of other approaches to governance phenomena in international legal scholarship, including private law approaches, critical approaches, International Institutional Law, Global Administrative Law, and Constitutionalism. 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 organizations, global governance, world public opinion, public 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 (February 25, 2016). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2016-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2770639

Armin Von Bogdandy (Contact Author)

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

Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )

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Germany

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69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

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Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE

House of Finance
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

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

Germany

Ingo Venzke

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

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

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

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