Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

International 'Lawmaking' And Global Civil Society

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

A concept of how law is created is the foundation of all legal systems. Systems of governance need rules to enable determination of their rules of law, including who makes them and how they are produced, administered and, in the event of dispute, adjudicated. This Chapter examines the traditional state-centric doctrine of the 'sources' of law, which claims that the will or 'consent' of sovereign States provides the basis for a rule's legal validity. It then explores the contemporary understanding of international lawmaking that appreciates that changes in the conception of the 'international community' as including more than a community of States have led to increased incorporation of NGOs in the processes and methods of lawmaking. Finally, it examines international law theories to determine whether any can explain global civil society (GCS) roles in the development of norms of international law.

Keywords: global civil society (GCS); international lawmaking



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Global Civil Society in International Lawmaking and Global Governance — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation