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Interview with Professor Neil Walker Global Law: Another Case of the Emperor’s Clothes?



Global law, in recent times, has seemed to have gained a life of its own: whether that be a new life or a new lease of life is certainly part of this exploration, but what is clear is that it appears to be at the forefront of the minds of many academics, especially within the legal field. This is in spite of the fact that there is still no definitive answer to what global law actually is. In this interview, Professor Neil Walker introduces us to his thoughts on the global law debate and concludes that global law is certainly more than just another case of the Emperor’s clothes.


global legal configurationglobal lawconstitutional pluralismsovereigntysupranational lawtransnational lawinternational lawlaw in development
  • Year: 2012
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 135–152
  • DOI: 10.1163/22112596-01702002
  • Published on 1 Jan 2012
  • Peer Reviewed