Critical, profound engagement with global governance is today more necessary than ever. The current global order is far from stable. It is bound to disappoint those who hope for a truly global community just as much as those who seek retreat into national frames. We need global governance, but we also need to watch it carefully and be open about its flaws.
PDF version of H-Diplo Roundtable XIX, 36 on Benjamin Allen Coates. Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780190495954 (hardcover, $36.95).
- Removed parenthetical notation from Thompson review, at author's request.