International Law and its Others


International Law and its Others

Institutional and political developments since the end of the Cold War have led to a revival of public interest in, and anxiety about, international law. Liberal international law is appealed to as offering a means of constraining power and as representing universal values. This book brings together scholars who draw on jurisprudence, philosophy, legal history and political theory to analyse the stakes of this turn towards international law. Contributors explore the history of relations between international law and those it defines as other - other traditions, other logics, other forces, and other groups. They explore the archive of international law as a record of attempts by scholars, bureaucrats, decision-makers and legal professionals to think about what happens to law at the limits of modern political organisation. The result is a rich array of responses to the question of what it means to speak and write about international law in our time.


 Reviews:

"...it does offer the reader a set of building blocks from which to construct a post-Westphalian and postcolonial global law framework"
--Richard A. Falk, American Journal of International Law

"This fascinating and unique collection of essays will appeal greatly to those uncomfortable with the contemporary ascendency of international law, who wonder at its trajectory and the motivation behind its newly exalted status."
-- International Journal of Law in Context

"... readers looking for challenging discussions on the boundaries of contemporary international law will enjoy International Law and Its Others. It opens sometimes new, at other times long forgotten, or suppressed, perspectives on the international legal order. Moreover, it contains refreshing contributions on the current state of international law, while suggesting new roads for self-critical legal scholarship."
-- Netherlands International Law Review

'This fascinating and unique collection of essays will appeal greatly to those uncomfortable with the contemporary ascendancy of international law, who wonder at its trajectory and the motivation behind its newly exalted status.' Aidan Hehir, International Journal of Law in Context

'… [if its contents] could be liquefied, [they] should be bottled and fed into every coffee machine in the universities and leading government institutions around the world …' Outi Korhonen, Finnish Year Book of International Law

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