• Publications
  • Influence
The Poulantzas Reader: Marxism, Law, and the State
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‘Receiving’ the Swiss Civil Code: translating authority in early republican Turkey
  • Umut Özsu
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Law in Context
  • 25 February 2010
The promulgation of the Turkish Civil Code of 1926, a nuanced translation of the Swiss Civil Code of 1907, has long been celebrated as an exceptionally thoroughgoing instance of ‘legalExpand
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Fabricating Fidelity: Nation-Building, International Law, and the Greek–Turkish Population Exchange
  • Umut Özsu
  • Political Science
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 3 November 2011
Abstract Supported by Athens and Ankara, and implemented largely by the League of Nations, the Greek–Turkish population exchange uprooted and resettled hundreds of thousands. The aim here was not toExpand
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Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers
Introduction 1. The Ottoman Empire and the International Law of Minority Protection, 1815-1923 2. Early Experiments in Population Transfer, 1913-9 3. 'A Subject Which Excites the Deepest InterestExpand
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De-territorializing and Re-territorializing Lotus: Sovereignty and Systematicity as Dialectical Nation-Building in Early Republican Turkey
  • Umut Özsu
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 1 March 2009
Abstract The chief aim of this article is to unearth, explicate, and contextualize the various techniques on which Mahmut Esat, Turkey's agent before the Permanent Court of International Justice inExpand
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“In the Interests of Mankind as a Whole”: Mohammed Bedjaoui’s New International Economic Order
This article revisits the work of Mohammed Bedjaoui, the Algerian jurist and diplomat who played a key role in coordinating efforts to garner support for the NIEO. Focusing on his 1979 study TowardsExpand
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The Question of Form: Methodological Notes on Dialectics and International Law
  • Umut Özsu
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 30 July 2010
Emil Cioran often likened the experience of abandoning his native Romanian for French to submitting to a straitjacket. Indeed, the language in which he would go on to secure his reputation wasExpand
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Grabbing land legally: A Marxist analysis
  • Umut Özsu
  • Political Science
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 1 June 2019
Abstract This article lays the groundwork for a Marxist theory of the international law of land-grabbing. It argues that any comprehensive politico-economic analysis of land-grabbing must also be aExpand
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Ukraine, International Law, and the Political Economy of Self-Determination
Abstract This article attempts to destabilize the assumption that self-determination can be restricted to a “purely legal” analysis of the sort to which most international legal scholars haveExpand
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