n Acta Juridica - Globalisation, national democratic institutions and the impact of global regulatory governance on developing countries : definitional issues in global administrative law : part I

Volume 2009, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1346
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2088



The past five years have witnessed the launch of a new era of scholarly research and writing, known as Global Administrative Law (GAL). Its proponents have approached it primarily (though by no means exclusively) from the perspective of a sophisticated, highly developed political economy, which has played the leading role in the advancement of a system of what amounts to global governance, with special emphasis on the financial and trade sectors. Their focus has been the identification and development of regulatory mechanisms to render the exercise of discretion and authority at the supra-national level both transparent and accountable. In doing so, existing models and rules at both international and domestic levels have been relied on, again chiefly from the perspective of the developed world.

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