Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations : The State of the Art

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art brings together the most influential contemporary writers in the fields of international law and international relations to take stock of what we know about the making, interpretation and enforcement of international law. The contributions to this volume critically explore what recent interdisciplinary work reveals about the design and workings of international institutions, the various roles played by international and domestic courts, and the factors that enhance compliance with international law. The volume also explores how interdisciplinary work has advanced theoretical understandings of the causes and consequences of the increased legalization of international affairs.
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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 10 b/w illus. 12 tables
  • 1139603663
  • 9781139603669

About Jeffrey L. Dunoff

Jeffrey L. Dunoff is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy. Dunoff has previously served as the Nomura Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, as a Senior Visiting Research Scholar in the Law and Public Affairs program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, as a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. His scholarship focuses on public international law; international regulatory regimes, with a specific focus on international economic law; and on interdisciplinary approaches to international law. He is co-author (with Steven Ratner and David Wippman) of a leading textbook, International Law: Actors, Norms, Process, and his writings have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law and other publications. Mark A. Pollack is Professor of Political Science and Law and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam at Temple University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1995, and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research agenda focuses on the role of international institutions and international law in regional and global governance, with specific projects examining the delegation of powers to the supranational organizations in the European Union, governance of the transatlantic relationship, the global regulation of genetically modified foods, and the 'mainstreaming' of gender issues in international organizations. Professor Pollack is the author of The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency and Agenda Setting in the EU (2003) and co-author, with Gregory C. Shaffer, of When Cooperation Fails: The Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods (2009). He is also co-editor of seven books, as well as several dozen articles and book chapters.
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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction: Setting the Stage: 1. International law and international relations: taking stock Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack; 2. Law, legalization, and politics: an agenda for the next generation of IR/IL scholars Kenneth W. Abbott and Duncan Snidal; Part II. Theorizing International Law: 3. Institutionalism and international law Barbara Koremenos; 4. Liberal theories of international law Andrew Moravcsik; 5. Constructivism and international law Jutta Brunnee and Stephen J. Toope; 6. Wanted: dead or alive - realist approaches to international law Richard H. Steinberg; Part III. Making International Law: 7. Flexibility in international agreements Laurence R. Helfer; 8. Hard and soft law Gregory Shaffer and Mark A. Pollack; 9. NGOs in international relations (theory) Peter J. Spiro; 10. Regulatory networks Abraham Newman and David Zaring; 11. Lawmaking by international organizations: perspectives from IL/IR theory Ian Johnstone; 12. Institutional proliferation and the international legal order Kal Raustiala; 13. Legitimacy: concepts and conceptions/normative and descriptive Daniel Bodansky; Part IV. The Interpretation and Application of International Law: 14. The multiple roles of international courts and tribunals: enforcement, dispute resolution, constitutional and administrative review Karen J. Alter; 15. The design of dispute settlement procedures in international agreements Barbara Koremenos and Timm Betz; 16. Whose agents? The interpretation of international law in national courts Lisa Conant; 17. International judicial independence Erik Voeten; 18. The politics of treaty interpretation: variations and explanations across international tribunals Joost Pauwelyn and Manfred Elsig; Part V. Enforcement, Compliance, and Effectiveness: 19. The engines of compliance Jana von Stein; 20. Coercive enforcement in international law Alexander Thompson; 21. Reputation in international relations and international law theory Rachel Brewster; 22. Open economy law Joel P. Trachtman; 23. Persuading to comply: on the deployment and avoidance of legal argumentation Steven R. Ratner; 24. Against compliance Lisa L. Martin; Part VI. Conclusions: 25. International law and international relations: twenty years later Anne-Marie Slaughter; 26. Reviewing two decades of IL/IR scholarship: what we've learned, what's next Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack.
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'Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations is an impressive volume that brings together the leading writers in the fields of international law and international relations to celebrate this development, while also critically assessing the conceptual and empirical contributions of IL/IR to the understanding of international law ... Professors Jeffrey Dunoff and Mark Pollack's anthology proves to be a tremendously valuable contribution to the study of international relations - one that traces the trajectory of IL/IR as a discipline over the past century, provides a comprehensive depiction and analysis of the field as it exists today through the varied analyses of the volume's authors, and proposes a way forward for the continued development of cross-disciplinary IL/IR scholarship.' Harvard Law Review 'The present collection brings together the leading scholars writing at the crossroads between the two disciplines to consider and reflect on the current state of interdisciplinary international law and international relations scholarship. The result is a book of high calibre that is not only essential, but also very delightful and enriching reading for scholars and students of international law and international relations.' Monika Zalnieriute, European Journal of International Law 'This book is firmly situated at the heart of very important and dynamic debates, and it will certainly help to shape those debates for a coming generation of scholars: what does the international legal system do to international politics, and what does international politics do to the international legal system? These are the key questions.' International and Comparative Law Quarterly 'Magisterial ... The strength of this edited book is the sheer breadth of the coverage and the diversity of the authors ... A work like Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations offers a valuable opportunity to take stock of what has been learned.' Emilie Hafner-Burton and David Victor, American Journal of International Law
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