Skip to main content
×
×
Home
  • This chapter is unavailable for purchase
  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: April 2013

17 - The politics and ethics of international law and global governance

from Part III - The surroundings of international law
Summary

INTRODUCTION

The previous chapter suggested that much international law activity takes place within states, before domestic courts or before domestic administrative agencies. International law may be made between states (and within international organizations), but is often given legal hands and feet through domestic law, either by direct incorporation, or through transformation in domestic law.

In much the same way as international law and domestic law are interconnected, so too is international law inextricably tied to its normative and sociological environment. It can confidently be stated that there are close connections between international law, politics and ethics, and that international law and global governance stand in some relationship to each other. International law may have some autonomy vis-à-vis politics and ethics, but its autonomy is generally considered to be relative; it would be difficult to fully comprehend international law in isolation from both politics and ethics. This chapter aims to flesh out some of the interrelations at stake here, and in doing so takes up some themes already touched upon in Chapter 1 above.

Recommend this book

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

International Law
  • Online ISBN: 9781139022569
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139022569
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to *
×
Klabbers, Jan, ‘The Relative Autonomy of International Law, or The Forgotten Politics of Interdisciplinarity’ (2004–05) 1 Journal of International Law and International Relations, 35–48.
Klabbers, Jan, ‘Hannah Arendt and the Languages of Global Governance’, in Marco Goldoni and Christopher McCorkindale (eds.), Hannah Arendt and the Law (Oxford: Hart, 2012), 229–47.
Gray, John, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism (London: Granta, 1998), at 57–8.
Kingsbury, Benedict, Krisch, Nico and Stewart, Richard B., ‘The Emergence of Global Administrative Law’ (2005) 68 Law and Contemporary Problems, 15–61.
Cassese, Sabino, ‘Administrative Law without the State? The Challenge of Global Regulation’ (2005) 37 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, 663–94.
von Bogdandy, Armin et al. (eds.), The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions: Advancing International Institutional Law (Heidelberg: Springer, 2010).
Chimni, B.S., ‘Co-option and Resistance: Two Faces of Global Administrative Law’ (2005) New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, 799–827.
Harlow, Carol, ‘Global Administrative Law: The Quest for Principles and Values’ (2006) 17 European Journal of International Law, 187–214.
de Wet, Erika, ‘The International Constitutional Order’ (2006) 55 International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 51–76.
Klabbers, Jan, Peters, Anne and Ulfstein, Geir, The Constitutionalization of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2009),
Dunoff, Jeffrey L. and Trachtman, Joel P. (eds.), Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Klabbers, Jan, ‘Constitutionalism Lite’ (2004) 1 International Organizations Law Review, 31–58.
Petersmann, Ernst-Ulrich, ‘Time for a United Nations “Global Compact” for Integrating Human Rights into the Law of Worldwide Organizations’ (2002) 13 European Journal of International Law, 621–50.
Urueña, René, No Citizens Here: Global Subjects and Participation in International Law (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2012).
Singer, Peter, One World: The Ethics of Globalization, 2nd edn (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004), at 138–39.
Simpson, Gerry, Great Powers and Outlaw States: Unequal Sovereigns in the International Legal Order (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Tan, Kok-Chor, Justice without Borders (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
O’Neill, Onora, A Question of Trust (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Power, Michael, The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification (Oxford University Press, 1997).
Aristotle, Ethics (London: Penguin, 1976, J. Thomson and H. Tredennick trans.)
Fröhlich, Manuel, Political Ethics and the United Nations: Dag Hammarskjöld as Secretary-General (London: Routledge, 2008).
Farrelly, Colin and Solum, Lawrence B. (eds.), Virtue Jurisprudence (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008).
Oakley, Justin and Cocking, Dean, Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
Klabbers, Jan, ‘Controlling International Organizations: A Virtue Ethics Approach’ (2011) 2 Helsinki Review of Global Governance, 49–51.