This book deals with the transformation of the international legal system into a new world order. Looking at concepts and principles, processes and emerging problems, it examines the impact of global forces on international law. In so doing, it identifies a unified set of legal rules and processes from the great variety of state practice and jurisprudence. The work develops a new framework to examine the key elements of the global legal system, termed the 'four pillars of global law': verticalization, legality, integration and collective guarantees. The study provides an in depth analysis of the differences between traditional international law and the new principles and processes along which the universal society and world power are organized and how this is related to domestic power. The book addresses important changes in key legal issues; it reconstructs a complex legal framework, and the emergence of a new international order that has still not been studied in depth, providing a compass that will prove a useful resource for students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in international relations. Contents: Preface; Introduction: the 4 pillars of global law: verticality, legality, integration, and collective guarantees; Part 1 Verticality of the International Authority: Global Constitutive Processes and Functions: Section1 Global Law-Making: The dynamic process behind the formation of global principles; Section 2 : Global Enforcement System: The integrated system of law enforcement; Section 3: Global Justice: The international court of justice from judicial organ to global court. Part 2 Legality and Global Principles: Legality v. effectivity in the global legal system. Part 3 Integration of Legal Systems in the Direction of Global Law: The relationship between state law and international law in the globalization process. Part 4 Collective Guarantees: An Embryonic New System: Section 1 Actions to Combat Global Terrorism: Heteronomous actions against terror: the military interventions; An integrated self-defence system against large-scale attacks by irregular forces: the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict; Section 2 Processes and Mechanisms Against Terrorism: Joint mechanisms agains terrorists, insurgents and other non-state actors; The UN counter-terrorism system; Conclusions; Indexes. About the Author: Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo is Full Professor of International Law and of Global Law (Advanced International Law) at the University of Salerno, Italy. Founder and Director of the Department of International Studies in the same University, she is the Director of the Ph.D. Program in International Law. She is a member of several legal associations, including the Italian and the American Society for International Law. Professor Ziccardi Capaldo has published extensively on aspects of International Law and International Procedural Law.Reid, Anthony is the author of 'Chinese Diaspora in the Pacific ', published 2008 under ISBN 9780754657491 and ISBN 0754657493.