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Order and Disorder in the 21st Century

Order and Disorder in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

By Danielle Ireland-Piper, Leon Wolff


280 pages

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pub: 2017-12-20
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With a diverse group of contributors from law, business and the social sciences, this book explores the line not only between order and disorder in global affairs, but also chaos and control, continuity and change, the core and the margins. The key themes include: global crises and the role of international law, norms and institutions; the challenge of pluralism to regulatory clarity; and critical assessments of taken-for-granted systems and values such as capitalism, centralised government, de-militarisation and the separation of powers. The book divides into two key parts. The first part, `Conceptions’, considers the diverse way in which order/disorder can be conceived in global governance and regulation. The second part, `Case Studies’, groups chapters around five topic areas: citizens, capitalism, conflict, crime and courts. The authors here build on the themes presented in the first part by embedding them within specific areas of international regulation, such as international criminal law, maritime law or finance regulation; jurisdictions and regions, such as Australia, Canada, China, Japan and South Asia; and subject-matter, such as water resources, citizenship, statelessness and public interest litigation. This blend of contemporary subject-matter, empirical studies, multi-disciplinary perspectives and academic theories provides a comprehensive analysis to current and emerging debates in the broader global community. In utilizing interdisciplinary studies to draw out common issues and alternative solutions, the book will appeal to a wide readership among academics and policy-makers.

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List of contributors




  1. Introduction: Global Order/Disorder
  2. Leon Wolff and Danielle Ireland-Piper


  3. International Law and Governance in the 21st Century: Disorder and Order in a Fragmented World
  4. Anthony Cassimatis

  5. Law’s Movement
  6. Jonathan Crowe

  7. How Anarchy Can Rule the World
  8. Susan Bird

  9. Assessing Key Trends in Global Disorder – Can ‘the Centre’ Hold in the 21st Century?
  10. Malcolm Davis




  11. Nationality and Extraterritoriality: A Disordered Paradigm?
  12. Danielle Ireland-Piper

  13. Stateless Rohingya in Bangladesh and Refugee Status: Global Order and Disorder under International Law
  14. Sanzhuan Guo and Madhav Gautam


  15. Caring Capitalism? The Case of Japanese Employment Law
  16. Leon Wolff

  17. Monopolisation, Market Liberalisation and Madness: Comparative Approaches to Water Supply Governance
  18. Victoria Baumfield

  19. Domestic Regulatory Architecture for the Protection of Financial Stability after the GFC: Global Order or Disorder?
  20. Louise Parsons


  21. Governing the Oceans and Dispute Resolution: An Evolving Legal Order?
  22. Douglas Guilfoyle

  23. Foreign Military Aid as Good Governance? — The Case of South Asia
  24. Maziar M. Falarti and Syed Ali Abbas

  25. The Obligation to Respect and Ensure Respect for International Humanitarian Law: A Potential Source of Assistance in Combating Cross-border Challenges in the 21st Century
  26. Eve Massingham

  27. International Criminal Law as a Regulatory Tool
  28. Jodie O’Leary


  29. Access to Courts by Public Interest Groups Seeking to Challenge Government Decisions: A Comparative Analysis of Canada and Australia
  30. Narelle Bedford and Lisa Bonin

  31. Military Courts in Pakistan: A Critical Analysis

Umair Ghori

About the Series

Law, Ethics and Governance

Law, Ethics and Governance
Recent history has emphasised the potentially devastating effects of governance failures in governments, government agencies, corporations and the institutions of civil society. 'Good governance' is seen as necessary, if not crucial, for economic success and human development. Although the disciplines of law, ethics, politics, economics and management theory can provide insights into the governance of organisations, governance issues can only be dealt with by interdisciplinary studies, combining several (and sometimes all) of those disciplines. This series aims to provide such interdisciplinary studies for students, researchers and relevant practitioners.

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