Monday, June 29, 2015

Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law and policy since 1945. It sets out the international (including regional) law currently governing the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage in peace time, as well as international cultural policy-making. In addition to analysing the relevant legal frameworks, it focuses on the broader policy and other contexts within which and in response to which this law has developed.

Following this approach, attention is paid to: introducing international cultural heritage law and its place in international law generally; illicit excavation and the illegal trade in archaeological finds; protection of underwater cultural heritage; the relationship between cultural heritage and the environment; intangible aspects of heritage and their safeguarding; cultural heritage as traditional knowledge and creativity; regional approaches to protection; and human rights issues related to cultural heritage. In addition, newly-emerging topics and challenges are addressed, including the relationship between cultural heritage and sustainable development and the gender dynamics of cultural heritage.

Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract:

Tout discours interprétatif se confronte au dilemme entre l’idéal de la fidélité au sens que l’auteur a voulu transmettre et la réalité du sens offert par l’interprétation. L’ouvrage propose une discussion critique de la façon dont la communication du sens est organisée en droit international et tâche d’en identifier les enjeux pour l’ordre juridique international. Il met en évidence les conditions dans lesquelles un discours interprétatif raisonné, structuré et régulé peut avoir lieu en droit international contemporain, examine la provenance de ce discours et identifie les fonctions qu’il remplit.

Analysant le régime interprétatif du droit international contemporain comme un « dispositif » au sens donné à ce terme par Michel Foucault, le livre montre que ce régime est une construction historique contingente en dépit des tentatives du discours interprétatif officiel de le faire passer pour une donnée naturelle. Il montre aussi que ce dispositif interprétatif subit ce que Foucault appelait un « perpétuel remplissage stratégique» et qu’il est par conséquent mis au service de certains usages stratégiques qui n’ont que peu à voir avec les besoins qui ont présidé à sa naissance.

Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations

Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents include:
  • Margaret Joan Anstee, Foreword
  • Dan Plesch & Thomas G. Weiss, Introduction: Past as Prelude, Multilateralism as a Tactic and Strategy
  • J. Simon Rofe, Prewar and Wartime Postwar Planning: Antecedents to the UN Moment in San Francisco
  • Giles Scott-Smith, UN Public Diplomacy: Communicating the Post-National Message
  • Miriam Intrator, Educators across Borders: The Council of Allied Ministers of Education, 1942–45
  • Dan Plesch, A New Paradigm of International Criminal Justice? Reconsidering the 1943–1948 United Nations War Crimes Commission
  • Eli Karetny & Thomas G. Weiss, UNRRA’s Operational Genius and Institutional Design
  • Manu Bhagavan, Towards Universal Relief and Rehabilitation: India, UNRRA, and the New Internationalism
  • John Burley & Stephen Browne, The United Nations and Development: From the Origins to Current Challenges
  • Pallavi Roy, Financing Gaps, Competitiveness, and Capabilities: Why Bretton Woods Needs a Radical Rethink
  • Ruth Jacherz, Stable Agricultural Markets and World Order: The FAO, and ITO, 1943–1949
  • Dan Plesch & Thomas G. Weiss, Conclusion: Past as Prelude, Whither the United Nations?

New Issue: Review of International Political Economy

The latest issue of the Review of International Political Economy (Vol. 22, no. 3, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Political Economy of the Euro Area's Sovereign Debt Crisis
    • David Howarth & Lucia Quaglia, The political economy of the euro area's sovereign debt crisis: introduction to the special issue of the Review of International Political Economy
    • Lucia Quaglia & Sebastián Royo, Banks and the political economy of the sovereign debt crisis in Italy and Spain
    • Deborah Mabbett & Waltraud Schelkle, What difference does Euro membership make to stabilization? The political economy of international monetary systems revisited
    • Juliet Johnson & Andrew Barnes, Financial nationalism and its international enablers: The Hungarian experience
    • Dermot Hodson, The IMF as a de facto institution of the EU: A multiple supervisor approach
    • Daniela Schwarzer, Building the euro area's debt crisis management capacity with the IMF
    • Michele Chang & Patrick Leblond, All in: Market expectations of eurozone integrity in the sovereign debt crisis

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Issue: Global Policy

The latest issue of Global Policy (Vol. 6, Supp. 1, June 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Changing the European Debate: A Rollback of Democracy
    • Helmut K. Anheier, Current Trajectories of Democracy – Diagnosis, Implications, Proposals
    • Ewa Atanassow, Rollback of Democracy? A Tocquevillean Perspective
    • Dario Castiglione, Trajectories and Transformations of the Democratic Representative System
    • Arndt Leininger, Direct Democracy in Europe: Potentials and Pitfalls
    • Béla Greskovits, The Hollowing and Backsliding of Democracy in East Central Europe
    • László Bruszt, Regional Normalization and National Deviations: EU Integration and Transformations in Europe's Eastern Periphery
    • Elisabeth Kotthaus, External Democracy Promotion and Protection: the EU Approach
    • Didi Kuo & Nolan McCarty, Democracy in America, 2015
    • Wolfgang Seibel, Arduous Learning or New Uncertainties? The Emergence of German Diplomacy in the Ukrainian Crisis
    • Sonja Grimm, European Democracy Promotion in Crisis: Conflicts of Objectives, Neglected External–Domestic Interactions and the Authoritarian Backlash
    • Alexander Ruser, By the Markets, of the Markets, for the Markets? Technocratic Decision Making and the Hollowing Out of Democracy
    • Bernhard Weßels, Political Culture, Political Satisfaction and the Rollback of Democracy
    • Jonathan White, When Parties Make Peoples
    • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Fixing Europe Is About Performance, Not Democracy
    • Helmut K. Anheier, Conclusion: How to Rule the Void? Policy Responses to a ‘Hollowing Out’ of Democracy

Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 6, no. 2, July 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Thomas Schultz, The Evolution of International Arbitration as an Academic Field
  • Thomas Schultz, Arbitral Decision-Making: Legal Realism and Law & Economics
  • Bryan Mercurio, Safeguarding Public Welfare?—Intellectual Property Rights, Health and the Evolution of Treaty Drafting in International Investment Agreements
  • Tamar Meshel, Human Rights in Investor-State Arbitration: The Human Right to Water and Beyond
  • Yenkong Ngangjoh-Hodu & Collins C. Ajibo, ICSID Annulment Procedure and the WTO Appellate System: The Case for an Appellate System for Investment Arbitration
  • Joshua Paine, The Project of System-Internal Reform in International Investment Law: An Appraisal
  • John Lee, Resolving Concerns of Treaty Shopping in International Investment Arbitration
  • Inna Uchkunova & Oleg Temnikov, The Availability of Moral Damages to Investors and to Host States in ICSID Arbitration
  • Berk Demirkol, Remedies in Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Qingxiu Bu, Neither Rock Nor Hard Place? The Foreign Sovereign Compulsion Defence in Antitrust Litigation

Friday, June 26, 2015

Symposium: WTO EC—Seal Products Case

AJIL Unbound is currently hosting a symposium on the WTO EC—Seal Products Case. Alexia Herwig and Gregory Shaffer's introduction is here. The symposium includes essays by Alexia Herwig, William J. Moon and Alec Stone Sweet, Donald H. Regan, Joel Trachtman, Julia Y. Qin, and Michael Fakhri.

Conference: Indicators and the Ecology of Governance

On July 6-7, 2015, the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law will host a conference on "Indicators and the Ecology of Governance." The program is here. Here's the idea:

This conference has three objectives: to take stock of and analyze key ideas from very recent work in the field of indicators and governance; to bring together interested scholars and celebrate the launch of several recent books on indicators in global governance; and above all to explore promising directions in current and future research, with a particular focus on the dynamics or ecology of governance in which indicators are one of several competing technologies.

This conference builds on research by NYU Law faculty on the general phenomenon of global governance as well as in fields such as trafficking, rule of law and corruption. Much of this work takes place under the rubric of two ongoing projects of the Institute for International Law and Justice: Inter-Institutional Relations in Global Law and Governance, and Indicators as a Technology of Global Governance.

New Issue: Journal on the Use of Force and International Law

The latest issue of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (Vol. 2, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Editorial Comment
    • Tom Ruys, From passé simple to futur imparfait? A response to Verdebout
  • Articles
    • Olivier Corten, The Russian intervention in the Ukrainian crisis: was jus contra bellum ‘confirmed rather than weakened’?
    • Jennifer Trahan, Defining the ‘grey area’ where humanitarian intervention may not be fully legal, but is not the crime of aggression
    • Raphaël van Steenberghe, State practice and the evolution of the law of self-defence: clarifying the methodological debate
    • James A. Green, The ratione temporis elements of self-defence

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Special Issue: International Economic Law, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

The latest issue of International Journal of Law in Context (Vol. 11, no. 2, June 2015) focuses on "International Economic Law, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development." Contents include:
  • Special Issue: International Economic Law, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
    • Julio Faundez & Celine Tan, Introduction: international economic law, natural resources and sustainable development
    • Lorenzo Cotula, Property in a shrinking planet: fault lines in international human rights and investment law
    • Fiona Smith, Natural resources and global value chains: What role for the WTO?
    • David M. Ong, Regulating environmental responsibility for the multinational oil industry: continuing challenges for international law
    • Celine Tan, Risky business: political risk insurance and the law and governance of natural resources
    • Sam Adelman, Tropical forests and climate change: a critique of green governmentality

New Issue: Journal of International Organizations Studies

The latest issue of the Journal of International Organizations Studies (Vol. 6, no. 1, Spring 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Anna Ohanyan, On Networks, International Organizations, and Institutional Hegemony
  • James Meernik, Kimi King, Melissa McKay, & Rosa Aloisi, Judicial Voting Behavior at the Appeals Chamber of the International Tribunals
  • Michel Dupuy, Plurilateralism: The Key to Saving the World Trade Organization and Boosting Global Trade Liberalization?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 19, no. 4, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: National Security and Public Health: Human Rights in conflict
    • Myriam Feinberg, Laura Niada-Avshalom & Brigit Toebes, National security and public health: exceptions to human rights?
    • Myriam Feinberg, International counterterrorism – national security and human rights: conflicts of norms or checks and balances?
    • Dimitrios Kagiaros, Protecting ‘national security’ whistleblowers in the Council of Europe: an evaluation of three approaches on how to balance national security with freedom of expression
    • Jonathan Hafetz, Resisting accountability: transitional justice in the post-9/11 United States
    • Solon Solomon, From the barrier to refugee law: national security's transformation from a balancing right to a background element in the realms of Israeli constitutionalism
    • Michael Crowley & Malcolm Dando, The use of incapacitating chemical agent weapons in law enforcement
    • Brigit Toebes, Human rights and public health: towards a balanced relationship
    • Andraž Zidar, WHO International Health Regulations and human rights: from allusions to inclusion
    • Laura Niada-Avshalom, Some scepticism on the right to health: the case of the provision of medicines

Gauci, Giuffré, & Tsourdi: Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges

Jean-Pierre Gauci (The People for Change Foundation), Mariagiulia Giuffré (Edge Hill Univ. - Law), & Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (Université libre de Bruxelles) have published Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges (Brill | Nijhoff 2015). Contents include:
  • Guy Goodwin-Gill, Current Challenges in Refugee Law
  • Jessica Schultz, The European Court of Human Rights and Internal Relocation: An Unduly Harsh Standard?
  • Mariagiulia Giuffré, Access to Protection: Negotiating Rights and Diplomatic Assurances under Memoranda of Understanding
  • Daniel Ghezelbash, Lessons in Exclusion: Interdiction and Extraterritorial Processing of Asylum Seekers in the United States and Australia
  • Luisa Feline Freier, A liberal paradigm shift? A Critical Appraisal of Recent Trends in Latin American asylum legislation
  • Stefania Barichello, The evolving system of refugees’ protection in Latin America
  • Jean-Pierre Gauci, Why Trafficked Persons need Asylum
  • Meltem Ineli Ciger, Revisiting Temporary protection as a Protection Option to Manage Mass Influx Situations
  • Andrea Pacheco Pacífico & Érika Pires Ramos, Humanitarian Asylum for Forced Migrants: the case of Haitians’ arrival in Brazil
  • Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi, Qualifying for International Protection in the EU: New Understandings of the 1951 Convention and beyond
  • Emma Borland, Unmerited Restrictions on Access to Justice for Asylum Seekers
  • Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler, Out-of-Country Voting: The Predicament of the Recognised Refugee
  • Emily Darling, Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Family Reunion Programme - a Comparative Study with the European Union

New Issue: Diritti umani e diritto internazionale

The latest issue of Diritti umani e diritto internazionale (Vol. 9, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Studi: Diritti umani e diritto internazionale privato e processuale: pluralismo, relativismo e flessibilità
    • Laurence Sinopoli, Circulation des décisions de justice et procès équitable: les hésitations de la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme
    • Il Caso
    • Riccardo Pisillo Mazzeschi, La sentenza n. 238 del 2014 della Corte costituzionale ed i suoi possibili effetti sul diritto internazionale
    • Giuseppe Cataldi, La Corte costituzionale e il ricorso ai ‘contro-limiti’ nel rapporto tra consuetudini internazionali e diritti fondamentali: oportet ut scandala eveniant
    • Pietro Pustorino, La sentenza n. 238 del 2014 della Corte costituzionale: limiti e prospettive nell’ottica della giurisprudenza italiana
    • Elena Sciso, La regola sulla immunità giurisdizionale dello Stato davanti alla Corte costituzionale
    • Paola Parolari, Velo integrale e rispetto per le differenze nella giurisprudenza della Corte europea dei diritti umani: il caso S.A.S. c. Francia
    • Massimo Starita, La sentenza della Grande Camera della Corte europea dei diritti umani nel caso S.A.S. c. Francia: una ‘sentenza-monito’, ma di che tipo?
  • Interventi
    • Vladimiro Zagrebelsky, L’Unione europea e il controllo esterno della protezione dei diritti e delle libertà fondamentali in Europa. La barriera elevata dalla Corte di giustizia
    • Giulia Borgna, La prassi delle decisioni di inammissibilità della Corte europea al vaglio del Comitato ONU dei diritti umani: rischio di un ‘cortocircuito’ fra i due sistemi di protezione?
    • Annalisa Ciampi, Il meccanismo di cooperazione della Corte penale internazionale alla prova dei fatti: che cosa, e perché, non ha funzionato
  • Osservatorio
    • Federica Favuzza, Recenti sviluppi in materia di diritto alla libertà e alla sicurezza personale: il General Comment No. 35 del Comitato dei diritti umani
    • Ornella Feraci, La tutela ‘indiretta’ dell’art. 6, par. 1, CEDU in tema di processo contumaciale civile con riguardo all’efficacia delle decisioni straniere rese da giudici di Stati membri dell’Unione europea
    • Sara Tonolo, Identità personale, maternità surrogata e superiore interesse del minore nella più recente giurisprudenza della Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo
    • Emanuele Sommario, Sull’applicazione concorrente della Convenzione europea per i diritti umani e del diritto internazionale umanitario: il caso Hassan
    • Antonio Marchesi, Il caso Reverberi e gli attuali limiti della collaborazione italiana alla punizione di crimini internazionali
    • Rossana Palladino, La ‘derogabilità’ del ‘sistema Dublino’ dell’UE nella sentenza Tarakhel della Corte europea: dalle ‘deficienze sistemiche’ ai ‘seri dubbi sulle attuali capacità del sistema’ italiano di accoglienza
    • Serena Bolognese, Il ricorso a garanzie individuali nell’ambito dei c.d. ‘trasferimenti Dublino’: ancora sul caso Tarakhel
    • Ludovica Poli, La risoluzione n. 2177 (2014) del Consiglio di sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite e la qualificazione dell’epidemia di ebola come minaccia alla pace ed alla sicurezza internazionale

Minow, True-Frost, & Whiting: The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints

Martha Minow (Harvard Univ. - Law), C. Cora True-Frost (Syracuse Univ. - Law), & Alex Whiting (Harvard Univ. - Law) have published The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints (Univ. of Michigan Press 2015). Contents include:
  • Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prologue: The Prosecutor’s Use of Legal Policies
  • Martha Minow, C. Cora True-Frost, & Alex Whiting, The Prosecutor Casts a Shadow: Convenor, Collaborator, and Law Enforcer
  • David Scheffer, False Alarm about the Proprio Motu Prosecutor
  • Leila Nadya Sadat, Crimes against Humanity: Limits, Leverage, and Future Concerns
  • Robert H. Mnookin, Rethinking the Tension between Peace and Justice: The International Criminal Prosecutor as Diplomat
  • Jens Meierhenrich, The Evolution of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court: Insights from Institutional Theory
  • Alex Whiting, Investigations and Institutional Imperatives at the International Criminal Court
  • Julie Rose O’Sullivan, The Relationship between the Office of the Prosecutor and the Judicial Organ: Conflict and Opportunity
  • Patricia M. Wald, The Elusive Pursuit of Trust between Prosecutors and Judges
  • Máximo Langer, The Archipelago and the Wheel: The Universal Jurisdiction and the International Criminal Court Regimes
  • C. Cora True-Frost, The International Civil Servant: How the First Prosecutor Engaged the U.N. Security Council
  • Christopher Stone, Widening the Impact of the International Criminal Court: The Prosecutor’s Preliminary Examinations in the Larger System of International Justice
  • Jessica Lynn Corsi, “Managing Violence”: Can the International Criminal Court Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict?
  • Martha Mino, Education as a Tool in Preventing Violent Conflict: Suggestions for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
  • Martha Minow, C. Cora True-Frost, & Alex Whiting, Conclusion

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hameed: Legislation and Law on the International Plane

Asif Hameed (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted Legislation and Law on the International Plane. Here's the abstract:
What is legislation? What is law? A great deal of ink has been spilled on these questions. In this essay I wish to investigate the answers that have been provided in international law. Two theses are advanced. First, there is a misunderstanding in international law about what legislation is. This can be seen, for instance, in the popular claim that the United Nations Security Council has begun to “legislate” on the international plane. The second thesis attempts to specify how this misunderstanding has come about; I suggest that international law writing tends to evince a more basic mistake about what law is. If these two theses are true, the literature on international law-making stands in need of revision.

New Volume: Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional

The latest volume of the Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 8, 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Rubén Cardoza Zúñiga, El uso de armas químicas en Siria, un desafío para el Derecho Internacional
  • Julio Jorge Urbina, Actores no estatales y externalización de las funciones militares en los conflictos armados: los contratistas privados ante el derecho internacional humanitario
  • Fabián Augusto Cárdenas Castañeda & Oscar Orlando Casallas Méndez, Una gran medida de ‘opinio juris’ y práctica estatal al gusto:¿la receta de la costumbre internacional contemporánea?
  • Rafael A. Prieto Sanjuán, À vous la terre, et à vous, la mer: à propos de l’étrange sens de l’équité de la cij en l’affaire du Différend territorial et maritime (Nicaragua c. Colombie)

New Issue: Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales

The latest issue of the Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales (No. 29, June 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Estudios
    • Jaume Saura Estapà, El estándar jurídico internacional sobre la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo: Reflexiones en perspectiva de derechos humanos
    • Joana Abrisketa Uriarte, La discriminación racial: un análisis comparado sobre el marco jurídico internacional y europeo
    • Patricia Llopis Nadal, La necesidad procesal de la adhesión de la Unión Europea al CEDH: Un asunto que continúa pendiente tras el dictamen 2/13 del TJUE.
    • Carmen Ruiz Sutil, Las relaciones sucesorias iberoamericanas a la luz de las soluciones conflictuales del Reglamento Europeo (650/2012)
    • Silvia Feliu Álvarez de Sotomayor, Nulidad de las cláusulas de jurisdicción y ley aplicable a la luz de la Ley 3/2014 por la que se modifica el texto refundido de la Ley General para la Defensa de Consumidores y Usuarios
    • José Rafael Marín Aís, Reservas incompatibles con el objeto y fin de la Convención para la Eliminación de Todas las Formas de Discriminación Contra la Mujer. El caso de los estados islámicos
    • Alicia Chicharro Lázaro, Respuesta internacional al desafío de la estrategia mediática del estado islámico
    • Nuria González Martín, Sustracción internacional parental de menores y mediación. Dos casos para la reflexión: México (Amparo Directo en Revisión 903/2014) y los Estados Unidos de América (Lozano v. Montoya Álvarez)
    • Ángel Sánchez Legido, ¿Podemos armar a los rebeldes? La legalidad internacional del envío de armas a Grupos Armados no Estatales a la luz de los conflictos libio y sirio
  • Notas
    • Francisco Javier Mena Parra, Democracy, diversity and the margin of appreciation: a theoretical analysis from the perspective of the international and constitutional functions of the European Court of Human Rights
    • Beatriz Pérez de las Heras, La adaptación al cambio climático en la Unión Europea: Límites y potencialidades de una política multinivel
    • Julieta Nicolao, Las migraciones en la agenda del Mercosur. El rol de Argentina en el Foro Especializado Migratorio

New Issue: Chinese Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Chinese Journal of International Law (Vol. 14, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Peter Hilpold, Ukraine, Crimea and New International Law: Balancing International Law with Arguments Drawn from History
    • Su Jinyuan, The East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone and International Law
    • Bradly J. Condon, Climate Change and International Investment Agreements
    • Jaemin Lee, Putting a Square Peg into a Round Hole? Assessment of the “Umbrella Clause” from the Perspective of Public International Law
  • Comment
    • Sienho Yee, Report on the ILC Project on “Identification of Customary International Law”
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Ma Xinmin What Kind of Internet Order Do We Need?
    • Chao Zhang & Yen-Chiang Chang, The Russian Federation Refuses to Appear before the ITLOS and the Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal
    • Henry Hailong Jia, The Legitimacy of Exceptions Containing Exceptions in WTO Law: Some Thoughts on EC – Seal Products

Conference: The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law (Video)

On June 5, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society of International Law held a conference on "The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law," in Strasbourg. Videos of the full conference are now available here.

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Issue: International Studies Review

The latest issue of International Studies Review (Vol. 17, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: Analytical Essays: Evaluation, Synthesis, Reflections
    • Joseph MacKay & Jamie Levin, Hanging Out in International Politics: Two Kinds of Explanatory Political Ethnography for IR
    • Juliet Kaarbo, A Foreign Policy Analysis Perspective on the Domestic Politics Turn in IR Theory
    • David Maher, The Fatal Attraction of Civil War Economies: Foreign Direct Investment and Political Violence, A Case Study of Colombia
    • Ilai Z. Saltzman, Honor as Foreign Policy: The Case of Israel, Turkey, and the Mavi Marmara
    • Sanjoy Banerjee, Rules, Agency, and International Structuration

Ambrus & Wessel: Between Pragmatism and Predictability: Temporariness in International Law

Mónika Ambrus (Univ. of Groningen - Law) & Ramses A. Wessel (Univ. of Twente - Law) have posted an ESIL Reflection on Between Pragmatism and Predictability: Temporariness in International Law.

Teubner: Exogenous self-binding: How national and international courts contribute to transnational constitutionalization

Gunther Teubner (Univ. of Copenhagen - iCourts) has posted Exogenous self-binding: How national and international courts contribute to transnational constitutionalization (in Transconstitutionalism, Giancarlo Corsi, Elena Esposito & Alberto Febbrajo eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
How a constitution deals with its foundational paradox – this issue is not restricted to the state constitution alone, but is also and pertinently applicable to the constitutions of other social systems. The starting point is Niklas Luhmann’s argument, that the law, with the aid of the state constitution, externalises its original paradox towards politics, while politics externalises its own towards the law. Over and above this, the question will be raised about whether – and if so, how – the law also purses a comparable deparadoxisation vis-à-vis other social subsystems. Meanwhile, the same question is asked, but now in the opposite direction, about whether other social systems also behave like politics, externalising their paradoxes towards the law with the aid of a constitution, or whether they employ alternative deparadoxisations. Both of these lead to the concluding question, regarding which subsequent problems are generated by those externalisations. The differences between various approaches to deparadoxisation may possibly clarify four questions, so: why is judge-made law developing new prominence transnationally? Under what conditions will a particular kind of natural law make headway again against positivism even today? How is it that protest movements are shifting the sights of their protests? And for what reasons do social subsystems constitutionalise not in accordance with a standard pattern, but with clear differences of intensity?

Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

Today through Wednesday, June 22-24, 2015, the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will host its fourth event, at the European University Institute in Florence. The Forum is convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham), Anne Orford (Univ. of Melbourne), and JHH Weiler (EUI). The program is here.