Through the Looking Glass: Implications of Canada-United States Transgovernmental Networks for Democratic Theory, International Law, and the Future of North American Governance


  • Kathryn Bryk Friedman



Viewing international law through the lens of transgovernmental networks offers a unique perspective to investigating the connection between democracy and international law. By applying the concept of the “disaggregated state,” the author evaluates the character and nature of transgovernmental networks within North America and offers suggestions for policymakers and scholars envisioning future models of North American governance.

Author Biography

Kathryn Bryk Friedman

Ph.D. (Political Science), J.D.; Deputy Director and Director of Research, University at Buffalo Regional Institute, School of Law; Adjunct Professor, University at Buffalo School of Law.