1 Introduction

Bridget Lewis, Rowena Maguire and Charles Sampford1

Context of the collection

This book examines the effect of emerging economies on international legal rules, institutions and processes. There is widespread interest in seeking to understand how changing global economic conditions will impact upon and influence change in other areas. The full ramifications of this change are not yet known as we are currently still in the early period of transition. What is clear is that a wider range of nations will start to exert greater influence on the development of international policy, although how these nations will shape future international legal policy is not yet certain. This collection seeks to make a modest contribution to this discussion ...

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