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From Government to Governance

From Government to Governance
The Growing Impact of Non-State Actors on the International and European Legal System


  • Date Published: October 2004
  • availability: Refer to T.M.C Asser Press, T.M.C Asser Press, R.J.Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN The Hague, The Netherlands
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9789067041775


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  • The making, application and enforcement of international law are no longer confined to national states. A rapidly growing number of non-state actors also play a role. These actors are rather heterogeneous. Their role, representativeness and thus legitimacy greatly differ. However, they have in common that they challenge basic assumptions on which international law and international relations have been based. These challenges include the gradual replacement of traditional diplomatic relations by networks of national government officials interacting with one another across borders. These government networks are in turn often embedded in larger 'global policy networks' that involve a wide variety of non-state actors - NGOs, corporations, individual experts, and intergovernmental organizations. New forms of accountability for these non-state actors are also emerging.

    • The central topic of the 2003 Hague Joint Conference, attended by practitioners and academics worldwide
    • Challenges the reader to formulate their own opinion and take part in the ongoing debate that should control and guide the march from Government to Governance
    • An issue that is becoming more important in international matters
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9789067041775
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 170 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.957kg
    • availability: Refer to T.M.C Asser Press, T.M.C Asser Press, R.J.Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's note
    Part I. Opening Session:
    1. Welcoming address
    2. Opening of the conference
    3. International organisations as law-makers
    4. The role of non-state actors and international dispute settlement
    Part II. International Organizations - Governmental and Non-Governmental - And Good Governance:
    1. International organizations as autonomous subjects in the international and European legal system
    2. Accountability and control of international governmental organizations - principles and procedures of 'good governance'
    3. Legitimacy, recognition, democratic control, transparency and accountability of non-governmental organizations
    4. Review of application of principles of good governance by international organizations in practice
    Part III. Multinational Business and Corporate Governance - Public and Private International Law:
    1. Corporate governance - the role of internal or external codes of conduct
    2. Corporate responsibility for human rights and environmental damage - issues of transnational litigation including international jurisdiction
    3. Using treaty cooperation to improve capital flows - The Hague conference convention on securitization
    4. Dinner speech
    Part IV. Responding to International Terrorism:
    1. Challenge of international terrorism to the international security system - designing responses within the UN charter and treaty frameworks for regional security
    2. Concerted actions to combat terrorism and the international financial and economic legal system
    3. International terrorism and international and European criminal law
    Part V. Summing Up - A Concluding Debate:
    1. The structure of the international and European legal system and its values
    2. Closing of the conference
    Programme committee and officers
    List of abbreviations
    Index of names
    Subject index.

  • Editor

    Wybo P. Heere
    Wybo P. Heere, former Senior Lecturer of International Law, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

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