Readership: Scholars and students of international law; scholars and students of international
relations; national and international regulators.
Edited by Joost Pauwelyn, Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Ramses Wessel, Professor of the Law of the European Union and other International Organizations and Co-director Centre for European Studies, University of Twente, and Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law, University of
Joost Pauwelyn is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) and Senior Advisor with the law firm of King & Spalding LLP.
Ramses A. Wessel is Professor of the Law of the European Union and other International Organizations and Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is Senior Research Fellow of the University's Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS). His additional functions include: Member of the standing Governmental Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law (CAVV); Member of the Governing Board of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) in The Hague; Editor-in-Chief and founder of the International Organizations Law Review; Editor-in-Chief of the Dutch journal and yearbook on peace and security,
Vrede en Veiligheid; and member of the Editorial Board of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law and the Internationale Spectator.
Jan Wouters is Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam EU and Global Governance, and Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He studied law and philosophy in Antwerp and at Yale University (LL.M., 1990), was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and obtained his PhD at the University of Leuven (1996). Jan Wouters is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and practises law as Of
Counsel at Linklaters. He is Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts. Professor Wouters taught at the Universities of Antwerp and Maastricht, was Visiting Professor at Liège and Kyushu University and Référendaire at the European Court of Justice (1991-1994). He is Editor of International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations and Vice-Director of Revue belge de droit international.
"Informal International Lawmaking is a valuable addition to the growing body of work engaged with understanding how various sub- and transnational behaviors not directed by states are affecting international law and international cooperation." - Charlotte Ku, University of Illinois College of Law, American Journal of International Law
"All in all, the book is a pleasure, which is not always easy to achieve with an edited volume. Those with even passing interests in international institutions will benefit from contemplation of the conceptual approaches set forth here." - David Zaring, Opinio
"Informal International Lawmaking provides valuable insights into the complexities of informal governance in world affairs and draws attention to aspects of informal cooperation that have remained underemphasized in existing research in the fields of international law and international relations. It is a book that all students of informal global governance should read and engage with." - Oliver Westerwinter, Review of International Organisations
Joost Pauwelyn, Ramses Wessel & Jan Wouters: An Introduction to Informal International Lawmaking
Part I - Conceptual Approaches to Informal International Lawmaking
1. : Joost Pauwelyn: Informal International Lawmaking: Framing the Concept and Research Questions
2. : Ayelet Berman & Ramses Wessel: The Legal Form and Status of Informal International Lawmaking Bodies
3. : Liliana Andonova & Manfred Elsig: Informal International Lawmaking: A Conceptual View from International Relations
4. : Stefan Voigt: The Economics of Informal International Lawmaking: An Empirical Assessment
5. : Philipp Dann & Marie v. Engelhardt: Legal Approaches to Global Governance and Accountability: Informal Lawmaking, International Public Authority, and Global Administrative Law Compared
Part II - Legal Nature of Informal International Lawmaking
6. : Joost Pauwelyn: Is It International Law Or Not and Does It Even Matter?
7. : Dick W.P. Ruiter & Ramses Wessel: The Legal Nature of Informal International Law: A Legal Theoretical Exercise
8. : Jean d'Aspremont: From a Pluralization of International Norm-Making Processes to a Pluralization of Our Concept of International Law
9. : Andrea Bianchi: Reflexive Butterfly Catching: Insights from a Situated Catcher
Part III - Impact of Informal International Lawmaking
10. : Jan Klabbers: Impact of Informal International Law before International Courts and Tribunals
11. : Gregory Shaffer and Mark Pollack: The Interaction Between Formal and Informal International Lawmaking
12. : Yane Svetiev: The Limits of Informal International Law: Enforcement, Norm-generation, and Learning in the International Competition Network
Part IV - Accountability of Informal International Lawmaking
13. : Eyal Benvenisti: Toward a Typology of Informal International Lawmaking: Mechanisms and their Distinct Accountability Gaps
14. : Tim Corthaut, Bruno Demeyere, Nicholas Hachez & Jan Wouters: Operationalizing the Accountability of Informal International Lawmaking
15. : Fabian Amtenbrink: Towards an Index of Accountability for Informal International Lawmakers?
16. : Harm Schepel: Informal Lawmaking and the Accountability of Private Governance
17. : Ellen Vos: Making Informal International Law Accountable: Lessons from the EU
Part V- Domestic Elaboration and Implementation of Informal International Lawmaking
18. : Lorenzo Casini: Domestic Public Authorities Within Global Networks: Institutional and Procedural Design, Accountability, and Review
19. : Alexandre Flückiger: Keeping Informal Lawmaking Domestically Accountable: Legal Impact and Accountability of Domestic Soft Law
20. : Pierre-Hugues Verdier: U.S. Implementation of Basel II: Lessons for Informal International Lawmaking
21. : Ayelet Berman: The Role of Domestic Administrative Law in the Accountability of Informal International Lawmaking: The Case of the ICH
Joost Pauwelyn, Ramses Wessel & Jan Wouters: Informal International Lawmaking: An Assessment and Template to Keep it Both Effective and Accountable