Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
The architecture of gobal governance: International public authority as a challenge for international law
Goldmann, Matthias; Venzke, Ingo
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg
SummaryInternational institutions have become influential players in almost all relevant policy areas. Though they often do not possess traditional powers of law enforcement, many of their measures can still be understood as exercises of public authority. This development confronts public law with the task of developing standards for these new forms of public authority in order to ensure their consistency with basic requirements of democratic legitimacy and the rule of law. A project at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg deals with these questions.