Internationalization of Law

Globalization, International Law and Complexity

  • Marcelo Dias Varella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marcelo Dias Varella
    Pages 1-8
  3. Elements of a New Complexity and Its Reflections in the Internationalization of Law

  4. The Features of an Internationalized and Complex Law

About this book


The book provides an overview of how international law is today constructed through diverse macro and microprocesses that expand its traditional subjects and sources, with the attribution of sovereign capacity and power to the international plane (moving the international toward the national). Simultaneously, national laws approximate laws of other nations (moving among nations or moving the national toward the international), and new sources of legal norms emerge, independent of states and international organisations. This expansion occurs in many subject areas, with specific structures: commercial, environmental, human rights, humanitarian, financial, criminal, and labor law contribute to the formation of postnational law with different modes of functioning, different actors, and different sources of law that should be understood as a new complexity of law. ​


Effectiveness of law Globalization International law International legal order International legal system Sources of law

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  • Marcelo Dias Varella
    • 1
  1. 1.Campus do UniCEUBUniversity Center of BrasiliaBrasilia, DFBrazil

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