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Global Administrative Law has recently emerged as one of the most important contemporary fields in public law scholarship. Concerned with developing fuller understandings of patterns in global governance, it represents one of the most insightful ways of viewing the multifarious forms of public power that now exist beyond the State.
Focusing in particular on the search for accountability and legitimacy, it carries with it testing questions about democracy in post-Westphalian society; the meaning of ideas of “publicness” and “public good”; and the global relevance of values that include due process, equality and fundamental rights. These, and other issues, are key to critiquing the form of governance that now envelops the globe.
The present collection of essays brings together some of the leading public law scholars who are working in the field of global administrative law. Based on papers presented at a workshop held at Sciences-Po in Paris, it addresses past and future challenges related to global governance. Each of the contributions picks up on the more general theme of the values that do or should inform global administrative law, and the book in this way provides a novel and thought-provoking commentary on this most engaging area of debate.
Values in Global Administrative Law will be of interest not just for public lawyers, but also for social and political scientists working on globalisation and/or international relations. It will also be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses that touch partly or exclusively on the challenges of global governance.