Many books already describe myriad ways in which the ongoing process of globalization raises profound questions for democracy and the rule of law. The questions, of course, are both empirical and normative. How is globalization altering existing democratic practices and institutions, and what form should democracy take in response to globalization? What is the actual impact of globalization on those legal devices we associate with the ideal of the rule of law, and what type of rule of law should we try to achieve in the context of globalization? The attempt to tackle such questions has been at the very top of the scholarly agenda now for well over a decade.