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
- Introduction: Global Order/Disorder
- International Law and Governance in the 21st Century: Disorder and Order in a Fragmented World
- Law’s Movement
- How Anarchy Can Rule the World
- Assessing Key Trends in Global Disorder – Can ‘the Centre’ Hold in the 21st Century?
- Nationality and Extraterritoriality: A Disordered Paradigm?
- Stateless Rohingya in Bangladesh and Refugee Status: Global Order and Disorder under International Law
- Caring Capitalism? The Case of Japanese Employment Law
- Monopolisation, Market Liberalisation and Madness: Comparative Approaches to Water Supply Governance
- Domestic Regulatory Architecture for the Protection of Financial Stability after the GFC: Global Order or Disorder?
- Governing the Oceans and Dispute Resolution: An Evolving Legal Order?
- Foreign Military Aid as Good Governance? — The Case of South Asia
- 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
- International Criminal Law as a Regulatory Tool
- Access to Courts by Public Interest Groups Seeking to Challenge Government Decisions: A Comparative Analysis of Canada and Australia
- Military Courts in Pakistan: A Critical Analysis
Leon Wolff and Danielle Ireland-Piper
PART I: CONCEPTIONS
PART II: CASE STUDIES
Sanzhuan Guo and Madhav Gautam
Maziar M. Falarti and Syed Ali Abbas
Narelle Bedford and Lisa Bonin