This volume explores the various strategies, mechanisms and processes that influence rule of law dynamics across borders and the national/international divide, illuminating the diverse paths of influence. It shows to what extent, and how, rule of law dynamics have changed in recent years, especially at the transnational and international levels of government. To explore these interactive dynamics, the volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together the rmative perspective of law with the analytical perspective of social sciences. The volume contributes to several fields, including studies of rule of law, law and development, and good governance; democratization; globalization studies; neo-institutionalism and judicial studies; international law, transnational governance and the emerging literature on judicial reforms in authoritarian regimes; and comparative law (Islamic, African, Asian, Latin American legal systems).
Michael Zurn is director of the research unit Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions of the Social Science Research Center Berlin and Professor of International Relations at the Free University of Berlin. From 2004 to 2009 he was founding dean of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Zurn is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. He is (co-)editor or (co-)author of numerous books, including Handbook on Multi-Level Governance (2010), Transformations of the State (2005) and Law and Governance in Post-national Europe (2005). Andre Nollkaemper is Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, where he previously directed the Amsterdam Center for International Law. He is an external legal advisor of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and member of the Board of the European Society for International Law. He has practical experience in cases before several international courts and tribunals and courts of the Netherlands. He is co-editor in chief of the journal International Law in Domestic Courts and member of the editorial board of The Hague Journal of Rule of Law. His books include National Courts and the International Rule of Law (2011) and, as editor, New Perspectives on the Divide between International and National Law (2007). Randall Peerenboom is a law professor at La Trobe University and an associate fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He was a professor at UCLA Law School from 1998 to 2007 and director of the Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Rule of Law in China programme. He has been a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, Ford Foundation, EU-China, UNDP and other international organizations on legal reforms and rule of law in China and Asia and is the co-editor in chief of The Hague Journal of Rule of Law. He is the author or co-editor of Judicial Independence in China (2010), Regulation in Asia (2009), China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest? (2007), Human Rights in Asia (2006), Asian Discourses of Rule of Law (2004) and China's Long March toward Rule of Law (2002).