Globalization Rules: Accountability, Power, and the Prospects for Global Administrative Law

From urban protesters against the World Trade Organization to African nations barred from importing generic HIV drugs, globalization is seen as either capitalism red in tooth and claw or a new and more efficient form of colonialism. But a body of rules is emerging that may both constrain and improve the decisions of the new global bureaucrats. From the United Nations to the Basel Committee of national bank regulators, accountability is on the march.

Published as Simon Chesterman, ‘Globalization Rules: Accountability, Power, and the Prospects for Global Administrative Law’, Global Governance 14 (2008), pp. 39-52, 2008. Available on SSRN here.