The Future of International Law: Global Government
Joel P. Trachtman, April 2013, 978-1107035898
The world is changing rapidly and there are increasing calls for international and legal responses. Social changes in areas such as globalization, development, demography, democratization and technology are growing in importance for both citizens and states. Because of this change, international relations does and will occupy an expanding proportion of the concerns of citizens and the responsibilities of states. This will drive greater production of international law and organizational structures. The resulting denser body of law and organizations will take on more prominent governmental functions. It is in this sense that the future of international law is global government.
The Future of International Law: Global Government draws together the theoretical and practical aspects of international cooperation needs and legal responses in critical areas of international concern.
On this basis, the book predicts that a more extensive, powerful, and varied international legal system will be needed to cope with future opportunities and challenges.
- Looks at trends in order to assess future demands for international law,
- Examines demands for international law in a variety of areas, including trade, human rights, cyber security, environment and finance,
Argues that as the scope and complexity of international law increases, it will become increasingly constitutionalized and will take on more characteristics of global government.