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Shifting Global Powers and International Law: Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by: Rowena Maguire, Bridget Lewis, Charles Sampford

ISBN13: 9780415813587
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book explores the impacts of global economic, political and cultural shifts on various international legal frameworks and legal norms. The economic growth of states throughout Asia, South and Central America and Africa is having a profound effect on the dynamics of international relations, with a resulting impact on the operation and development of international law.

This book examines the influence of emerging economies on international legal rules, institutions and processes. It describes recent and predicted changes in economic, political and cultural powers, flowing from the growth of emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Russia, and analyses the influence of these changes on various legal frameworks and norms. Expert contributors drawn from a variety of fields, including international law, politics, environmental law, human rights, economics and finance, provide a broad analysis of the nature of the shifting global dynamic in its historical and contemporary contexts, and a range of perspectives on the impact of these changes as they relate to specific regimes and issues, including climate change regulation, collective security, indigenous rights, the rights of women and girls, environmental protection and foreign aid and development. The book provides a fresh and comprehensive analysis of an issue with extensive implications for international law and politics. Shifting Global Powers and International Law will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations; international law; international political economy, human rights; and development.

Public International Law
1. Editors' Introduction

Part One: Shifting Global Powers
2. Dreams and Nightmares of Alternative Future Powers Charles Sampford
3. Looking back to anticipate the future: International law in the era of the United States Associate Shirley Scott
4. A Lament for a Lost Decade of Human Rights Ramesh Thakur

Part Two: Challenges in the New World Order: evaluating existing regimes 5. Shifting global power and international climate governance Rowena Maguire
6. Liberalisation of Education Services: Implication for Education as Human Right from the Perspective of Developing Countries Shawkat Alam
7. Shifting State Power: Re-mapping indigenous sovereignties Anthony McAvoy and Marcelle Burns
8. The Australian Constitution and the Paradigm Shift in the Global Construct: Can a 19th Constitution Cope with 21st Century Chaos? Lt Gen John Sanderson AC (ret)

Part Three: Shifting values and emerging norms
9. The Role of the International Criminal Court and Rome Statute in International Criminal Justice Standard Setting: Some Reflections Rahmet Mohamad
10. The influence of constitutional reform in the developing world on the emergence of a customary right to a healthy environment Bridget Lewis
11. Recent Developments in the law and practice of female genital mutilation: could an absolute human right emerge Ben Matthews
12. China, R2P and the principle of non-intervention: assessing the implications of the Libyan crisis Andrew Garwood-Gowers
13. The Rise of China and Its Impact on, and Relation to, International Economic Law Ross Buckley
14. A tale of two projects: human rights accountability in development projects Adam McBeth

Series: Challenges of Globalisation

Access to International Justice ISBN 9781138238244
Published November 2016
Institutional Supports for the International Rule of Law ISBN 9780415857369
Published August 2014
Institutional Supports for the International Rule of Law (eBook) ISBN 9781317637530
Published August 2014
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Globalisation and the Rule of Law ISBN 9780415429719
Published December 2006
Globalisation and the Rule of Law ISBN 9780415326551
Published November 2004