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The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870–1960
Introduction 1. 'The legal conscience of the civilized world' 2. Sovereignty: a gift of civilization 3. International law as philosophy: Germany 1871-1933 4. International law as sociology: FrenchExpand
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The Politics of International Law
Koskenniemi: A Critical Introduction by Emmanuelle Jouannet Part I: The Politics of International Law 1. Between Apology to Utopia: The Politics of International Law 2. The Politics of InternationalExpand
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Fragmentation of International Law? Postmodern Anxieties
Successive ICJ Presidents have expressed concern about the proliferation of international tribunals and substantive fragmentation of international law. This is not a new phenomenon. International lawExpand
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The Fate of Public International Law: Between Technique and Politics
Public international law hovers between cosmopolitan ethos and technical specialization. Recently, it has differentiated into functional regimes such as 'trade law', 'human rights law',Expand
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Constitutionalism as Mindset: Reflections on Kantian Themes About International Law and Globalization
Globalization is a topic of some anxiety among international lawyers. On the one hand, its fluid dynamics — fragmentation, deformalization and empire — undermine traditional diplomatic rules andExpand
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Law, Teleology and International Relations: An Essay in Counterdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinary approaches often bemoan international law’s lack of theoretical sophistication and naïve utopianism. Instead of offering effective tools of governance, it seems committed toExpand
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The Politics of International Law – 20 Years Later
The essay examines some of the changes in my own thinking about the politics of engaging in international law since the original publication of the article that opened the first issue of EJIL inExpand
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International Law in Europe: Between Tradition and Renewal
International law is a European tradition. Nevertheless, like many other European traditions, it imagines itself as universal. Throughout its history, it has been associated with projects such asExpand
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International law and hegemony: a reconfiguration
Instead of appearing as a stable set of normative demands opposed to international politics, international law is better understood as an aspect of hegemonic contestation, a technique of articulatingExpand
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From Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal Argument.
This book presents a critical view of international law as an argumentative practice that aims to 'depoliticise' international relations. Drawing from a range of materials, Koskenniemi demonstratesExpand
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