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David J. Bederman
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - 244 pages
Globalization has come to mean all things to all people, but its legal aspects have been largely ignored, even though its ambit includes the permissible realm of all international legal regulation. This short volume develops a set of provocative theses: globalism is not new; it is neither legally inevitable nor irreversible; and international legal systems and institutions can assert only a special and limited influence on globalizing developments. The book considers what legal objectives are being pursued by globalism and to what ends. Are globalizing trends for international law likely to continue? What are the legitimate limits of these legal and regulatory institutions? This book will be of interest to international relations specialists, scholars, practitioners of international law, and proponents and critics of globalization alike. Book jacket.