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The Origins of Informality: Why the Legal Foundations of Global Governance are Shifting, and Why It Matters

Charles B. Roger

Abstract

This book explores the phenomenon of informal international organizations. These bodies are involved in governing many of the most important issues the world currently faces, and differ significantly from the highly legalized, formal organizations the world has traditionally relied on. But despite their evident importance, they remain poorly understood. This book develops a new approach to thinking about these puzzling institutions, presents new data revealing their extraordinary growth over time, and develops a novel theory about why states are creating them. The theory explains how states fo ... More

Keywords: informality, global governance, international organizations, international law, transgovernmental networks, informal governance, soft law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190947965
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190947965.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles B. Roger, author
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals