Globalization of law making. The concept of democratic lawmaking in the context of supranational norms on the use of fresh water
PhD student: Mrs M. Beijerman
Promotor: Mrs Prof I.C. van der Vlies
Duration: 1/9/2009 - 31/8/2013
This Ph.D. research focuses on globalization of law making, and rethinks the concept of democratic law making in the context of supranational norms on the use of fresh water resources. On a global level, no Parliament can state the law. Still global rules occur. In an unorganized cooperation of various parties, slowly a common understanding on the ruling of certain issues will develop. This raises questions with regard to transparency, legitimacy and democratic accountability of these new law making trends. Are those new ways of lawmaking compatible with our traditional view on the rule of law and democracy? The establishment of a global legislature is not to be expected. Other ways of recognizing and promoting the democratic legitimacy of global law making, to guarantee the public interest, should be looked into.