Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 5, no. 2, July 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Sundaresh Menon, The Transnational Protection of Private Rights: Issues, Challenges, and Possible Solutions
  • Hisashi Owada, Problems of Interaction Between the International and Domestic Legal Orders
  • Andrew D. Mitchell, Tania Voon & Devon Whittle, Public Health and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
  • Victor Kattan, Decolonizing the International Court of Justice: The Experience of Judge Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan in the South West Africa Cases
  • Mazen Masri, The Implications of the Acquisition of a New Nationality for the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees
  • Lucas Lixinski, Heritage Listing as a Tool for Advocacy: The Possibilities for Dissent, Contestation, and Emancipation in International Law Through International Cultural Heritage Law

Friday, July 3, 2015

New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2015, no. 4) is out. This is a special issue on "Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration." The table of contents is here.

Oduntan: International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa

Gbenga Oduntan (Univ. of Kent - Law) has published International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa (Routledge 2015). Here's the abstract:

Africa has experienced a number of territorial disputes over land and maritime boundaries, due in part to its colonial and post-colonial history. This book explores the legal, political, and historical nature of disputes over territory in the African continent, and critiques the content and application of contemporary International law to the resolution of African territorial and border disputes.

Drawing on central concepts of public international law such as sovereignty and jurisdiction, and socio-political concepts such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationality and self-determination, this book interrogates the intimate connection that peoples and nations have to territory and the severe disputes these may lead to. Gbenga Oduntan identifies the major principles of law at play in relation to territorial, and boundary disputes, and argues that the predominant use of foreign based adjudicatory mechanisms in attempting to deal with African boundary disputes alienates those institutions and mechanisms from African people and can contribute to the recurrence of conflicts and disputes in and among African territories. He suggests that the understanding and application of multidisciplinary dispute resolution mechanisms and strategies can allow for a more holistic and effective treatment of boundary disputes.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Issue: American Review of International Arbitration

The latest issue of the American Review of International Arbitration (Vol. 25, nos. 3-4, 2014) is out. Contents include:
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich, Reflections on the State and Future of Commercial Arbitration: Challenges, Opportunities, Proposals
  • Thomas J. Stipanowich & Zachary P. Ulrich, Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Commercial Arbitrators
  • Megan K. Niedermeyer, Ethics for Arbitrators at the International Level: Who Writes the Rules of the Game?
  • Jayanth K. Krishnan & Priya Purohit, A Common-Law Court in an Uncommon Environment: The DIFC Judiciary and Global Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Stuart M. Boyarsky, Bitter Tiers: BG Group and the Future of Multi-Tiered International Arbitration in the United States
  • Giovanni Zarra, The Arbitrability of Disputes Arising from Intra-EU BITs
  • Abhinav Bhushan, Standard and Burden of Proof in International Commercial Arbitration: Is There a Bright Line Rule?

New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

The latest issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Vol. 48, no. 2, March 2015) is out. Contents include:
  • Samuel C. Birnbaum, Predictive Due Process and the International Criminal Court
  • Caroline Davidson, Explaining Inhumanity: The Use of Crime-Definition Experts at International Criminal Courts
  • Sharon Shakargy, What Do You Do When They Don’t Say “I Do”? Cross-Border Regulation for Alternative Spousal Relationships
  • Frédéric G. Sourgens, Functions of Freedom: Privacy, Autonomy, Dignity, and the Transnational Legal Process

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