While it is common to refer to the international rule of law, it is less common to define it or to explore what it means. I examine the international rule of law both in practice and as a concept. This is important because international legality is often used as a legitimating discourse for political power, and unstated disagreements about the meaning of the international rule of law can impede conversations about substantive political issues.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Hurd: What is the International Rule of Law?
Ian Hurd (Northwestern Univ. - Political Science) has posted What is the International Rule of Law? (in The Global Context: How Politics, Investment and Institutions Impact European Businesses, Javier Solana & Angel Saz-Carranza eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: