Emory International Law Review


Jim Chen


In Soft Law and the Global Financial System: Rule-Making in the Twenty-First Century, Christopher J. Brummer provides a detailed and informative analysis of the international regulatory response to the global financial crisis of 2008. This accomplishment alone warrants a close look at this book. Yet, Professor Brummer goes further in this pivotal work on the law of international finance. He provides a persuasive, theoretical account of international financial law. Soft Law and the Global Financial System not only describes the mechanisms of lawmaking and standard-setting for global financial markets, but also delivers a workable framework for prescribing and perhaps even perfecting the regulation of the world's most vital and volatile economic institutions.