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Legal Approaches to Global Governance and Accountability: Informal Lawmaking, International Public Authority, and Global Administrative Law Compared

Philipp Dann and Marie v. Engelhardt

in Informal International Lawmaking

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658589
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742248 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658589.003.0006
Legal Approaches to Global Governance and Accountability: Informal Lawmaking, International Public Authority, and Global Administrative Law Compared

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The question of the ‘uniqueness’ of informal international lawmaking (IN-LAW) is essential in assessing whether it is someting new. This chapter points to a clear relationship with other concepts and projects that have recently received abundant attention in the literature, including the Global Administrative Law initiative based at the New York University (NYU) School of Law, and the Heidelberg project on the exercise of international public authority (IPA). The chapter reveals the common basis of the different approaches (dealing with the conceptualization of the variety of actors, processes, and instruments through which global governance activities take place), and uses this comparison to raise the question of how the three legal approaches conceptualize and ultimately harness ‘accountability’ in response to the legitimacy deficits of global governance.

Keywords: sinternational law; informal law; lawmaking; public authority; global administrative law; accountability

Chapter.  7921 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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