Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 1993

Publication Citation

1 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 65 (1993)


Recent events in world politics are creating a substantial break in the

history of international politics comparable in this century only to the years

1917-22 and 1947-53. With specific reference to Germany and Europe as

well as to Japan and East Asia, this essay argues that these changes in world

politics tend to reinforce a new political regionalism that expresses different

norms, which, in the foreseeable future, are unlikely to be assimilated fully

into one normative global order.