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The Future of International Law
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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. Over time this will be reflected in international law and organizational structures, which will have more prominence in governmental functions. In this sense the future of international law is global government. This book draws together the theoretical and practical aspects of international cooperation needs and legal responses in critical areas of global concern and predicts that a more extensive, powerful and varied international legal system will be needed to cope with future opportunities and challenges.


'The future of international law - government - may, according to some of us already be the present. What that means, however, and what challenges it poses, becomes a lot clearer by this stimulating, thoughtful and timely monograph.'

J. H. H. Weiler - Editor in Chief, European Journal of International Law

'Trachtman’s book is an interesting and engaging addition to the literature occupied with understanding how international law will move beyond the consent-only familiar system identified with Westphalia. The greatest strength in Trachtman’s approach is his combination of a firm understanding of international law as it presently operates with an engaging analysis firmly rooted in functionalist and economic theory … a worthwhile read for anyone interested in understanding the questions which currently face international law.'

Aoife O'Donoghue Source: Netherlands International Law Review

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