- Multiple Identities and Scholarship in a Global IR: One Profession, Many Voices
- Feliciano de Sá Guimarães, Soo Yeon Kim, & Cameron G Thies, Introduction to the Presidential Special Issue “Multiple Identities and Scholarship in International Studies”
- Giovanni Agostinis, Karen A Grépin, Adam Kamradt-Scott, Kelley Lee, Summer Marion, Catherine Z Worsnop, Ioannis Papagaryfallou, Andreas Papamichail, Julianne Piper, Felix Rothery, Benny Cheng Guan Teh, Terri-Anne Teo, & Soo Yeon Kim, FORUM: COVID-19 and IR Scholarship: One Profession, Many Voices
- Claudine Kuradusenge-McLeod, Multiple Identities and Scholarship: Black Scholars’ Struggles for Acceptance and Recognition in the United States of America
- Dorothée Vandamme, Bringing Researchers Back In: Debating the Role of Interpretive Epistemology in Global IR
- Arlene B Tickner & Amaya Querejazu, Weaving Worlds: Cosmopraxis as Relational Sensibility
- Monika Thakur, Navigating Multiple Identities: Decentering International Relations
Saturday, June 19, 2021
New Issue: International Studies Review
New Issue: Review of International Political Economy
- Natalya Naqvi, Renationalizing finance for development: policy space and public economic control in Bolivia
- Manolis Kalaitzake, Brexit for finance? Structural interdependence as a source of financial political power within UK-EU withdrawal negotiations
- Scott James & Lucia Quaglia, Brexit and the political economy of euro-denominated clearing
- Sébastien Charles & Jonathan Marie, How Israel avoided hyperinflation. The success of its 1985 stabilization plan in the light of post-Keynesian theory
- Morr Link & Yoram Z. Haftel, Islamic legal tradition and the choice of investment arbitration forums
- Tarald Laudal Berge & Taylor St John, Asymmetric diffusion: World Bank ‘best practice’ and the spread of arbitration in national investment laws
- Eugene Gholz & Llewelyn Hughes, Market structure and economic sanctions: the 2010 rare earth elements episode as a pathway case of market adjustment
- Daniel McDowell, Financial sanctions and political risk in the international currency system
- Moritz Weiss, Varieties of privatization: informal networks, trust and state control of the commanding heights
- Robbie Shilliam, The past and present of abolition: reassessing Adam Smith’s “liberal reward of labor”
- Declan Curran & Mounir Mahmalat, Policy divergence across crises of a similar nature: the role of ideas in shaping 19th century famine relief policies
- Maria Gavris, Revisiting the fallacies in Hegemonic Stability Theory in light of the 2007–2008 crisis: the theory’s hollow conceptualization of hegemony
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Call for Proposals: First Annual Doctoral Seminar of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
Webinar: Marine Biodiversity and Human Rights: Existing International Obligations and New Avenues for International Law-Making
Online Discussion: UN Diplomacy 2.0?
Webinar: Sea Level Rise and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: Adapting to New Circumstances
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Ekanayake: Regulating the Use of Force by United Nations Peace Support Operations: Balancing Promises and Outcomes
This Book attempts to deduce regulatory standards that can close the gaps between the Promises made and the Outcomes secured by the United Nations in relation to its use of force. It explores two broad questions in this regard: why the contemporary legal framework relevant to the regulation of force during Armed Conflict cannot close the gaps between the said Promises and Outcomes and how the ‘Unified Use of Force Rule’ formulated herein, achieves this. This is the first book to coherently analyse the moral as well as legal aspects relevant to UN use of force.
UN peace operations are rapidly changing. Deployed peacekeepers are now required to use force in pursuance of numerous objectives such as self-defence, protecting civilians, and carrying out targeted offensive operations. As a result, questions about when, where, and how to use force have now become central to peacekeeping. While UN peace operations have managed to avoid catastrophes of the magnitude of Rwanda and Srebrenica for over two decades, crucial gaps still exist between what the UN promises on the use of force front, and what it achieves. Current conflict zones such as the Central African Republic, Eastern Congo, and Mali stand testament to this. This book searches for answers to these issues and identifies how an innovative mix of the relevant legal and moral rules can produce regulatory standards that can allow the UN to keep their promises. The discussion covers analytical ground that must be traversed ‘behind the scenes’ of UN deployment, well before the first troops set foot on a battlefield. The analysis ultimately produces a ‘Unified Use of Force Rule’, that can either be completely or partially used as a model set of Rules of Engagement by UN forces.
Call for Papers: 2022 ESIL Research Forum
New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
- Bui Ngoc Son, China's Comparative Constitution
- Natalie R. Davidson, Human Rights Realism
- Vincent Martenet, Judicial Deference to Administrative Interpretation of Statutes from a Comparative Perspective
- Sharon Pardo & Lior Zemer, The Image of European Union Law in Bilateral Relations
New Issue: International Studies Quarterly
- Denisa Kostovicova & Tom Paskhalis, Gender, Justice and Deliberation: Why Women Don't Influence Peacemaking
- Calvert W Jones, Jocelyn Sage Mitchell, & Justin D Martin, Ambivalent Sexism? Shifting Patterns of Gender Bias in Five Arab Countries
- Lina Benabdallah, Spanning Thousands of Miles and Years: Political Nostalgia and China's Revival of the Silk Road
- Jeffrey M Kaplow & Erik Gartzke, The Determinants of Uncertainty in International Relations
- Seán Molloy, Theorizing Liberal Orders in Crisis Then and Now: Returning to Carr and Horkheimer
- Linus Hagström, Great Power Narcissism and Ontological (In)Security: The Narrative Mediation of Greatness and Weakness in International Politics
- Ranjit Lall, The Financial Consequences of Rating International Institutions: Competition, Collaboration, and the Politics of Assessment
- Alexandra O Zeitz & David A Leblang, Migrants as Engines of Financial Globalization: The Case of Global Banking
- Trung A Dang & Randall W Stone, Multinational Banks and IMF Conditionality
- Andrey Tomashevskiy, Economic Statecraft by Other Means: The Use and Abuse of Anti-Bribery Prosecution
- Lesley-Ann Daniels, Stick Then Carrot: When Do Governments Give Amnesty during Civil War?
- Elizabeth J Menninga & Alyssa K Prorok, Battles and Bargains: Escalation, Commitment, and Negotiations in Civil War
- Yasutaka Tominaga & Chia-yi Lee, When Disasters Hit Civil Wars: Natural Resource Exploitation and Rebel Group Resilience
- Annekatrin Deglow & Ralph Sundberg, To Blame or to Support? Large-scale Insurgent Attacks on Civilians and Public Trust in State Institutions
- Vera Mironova & Sam Whitt, Public Tolerance of Retributive Violence against Insurgencies
- Sam S Rowan, Does Institutional Proliferation Undermine Cooperation? Theory and Evidence from Climate Change
- Philipp Lutz, Anna Stünzi, & Stefan Manser-Egli, Responsibility-Sharing in Refugee Protection: Lessons from Climate Governance
- Rochelle Terman & Zoltán I Búzás, A House Divided: Norm Fragmentation in the International Human Rights Regime
- Jacob Otto & William Spaniel, Doubling Down: The Danger of Disclosing Secret Action
- Drew Holland Kinney, Sharing Saddles: Oligarchs and Officers on Horseback in Egypt and Tunisia
- Aaron Erlich & Calvin Garner, Subgroup Differences in Implicit Associations and Explicit Attitudes during Wartime
- M Patrick Hulme & Erik Gartzke, The Tyranny of Distance: Assessing and Explaining the Apparent Decline in U.S. Military Performance
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Shahabuddin: Minorities and the Making of Postcolonial States in International Law
The ideological function of the postcolonial 'national', 'liberal', and 'developmental' state inflicts various forms of marginalisation on minorities, but simultaneously justifies oppression in the name of national unity, equality and non-discrimination, and economic development. International law plays a central role in the ideological making of the postcolonial state in relation to postcolonial boundaries, the liberal-individualist architecture of rights, and the neoliberal economic vision of development. In this process, international law subjugates minority interests and in turn aggravates the problem of ethno-nationalism. Analysing the geneses of ethno-nationalism in postcolonial states, Mohammad Shahabuddin substantiates these arguments with in-depth case studies on the Rohingya and the hill people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, against the historical backdrop of the minority question in Indian nationalist and constitutional discourse. Shahabuddin also proposes alternative international law frameworks for minorities.
Conference: 28th Annual ANZSIL Conference
New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration
- Gary Born, Anneliese Day, & Hafez Virjee, Remote Hearings (2020 Survey): A Spectrum of Preferences
- Lucy Greenwood, The Canary Is Dead: Arbitration and Climate Change
- Thomas Granier, Jacob Grierson, & Sacha Karsenti, Is Arbitration Helping or Hindering the Protection of the Environment and Public Health?
- Ahmed Durrani, Umang Singh, & Thomas Williams, The Advance on Costs in Arbitration: Reimbursement of Substituted Payment
- Charles Kimmins, Luke Pearce, Nigel Rawding, & Olivia Valner, The Test for Apparent Bias and Arbitrators’ Duties of Disclosure Following Halliburton v. Chubb: Welcome Clarification, but Questions Remain
- Johannes Koepp & David Turner, A Massive Fire and a Mass of Confusion: Enka v. Chubb and the Need for a Fresh Approach to the Choice of Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement
- Laura Yvonne Zielinski, Property Rights in Treaty Cases: Lessons for Investor-State Arbitration from Case A15 (II:A) of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
Monday, June 14, 2021
Job Opening: NUS Centre for International Law (Research Associate/Fellow)
Lecture: Orford on "International Law and the Politics of History"
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Titi: The Function of Equity in International Law
This book provides a systematic and comprehensive study of the legal concept of equity as it operates in contemporary international law. A principle with a long pedigree, equity has been present in legal thought and in municipal legal systems since antiquity. Introduced in international legal decisions through claims commissions and arbitral tribunals, equity became progressively part and parcel of the international law mainstream. From international cultural heritage law to the law on climate change, from maritime boundary delimitations to decisions on security for costs in investment arbitration, the relevance of equity is more far-reaching than has previously been acknowledged.
In contrast with earlier studies on the topic, this book is informed by a body of judicial and arbitral case law that has never been so substantial and varied. It also draws extensively on the prolific case law of investment tribunals, gaining insights from a valuable source that is typically overlooked in public international law scholarship. As the importance of international law increases, covering continuously new domains, the value of equity increases with it. It is this new equity in the international law of the 21st century that this book explores.
Boisson de Chazournes: Fresh Water in International Law (Second Edition)
This book addresses the diverse ways in which international law governs the uses, management, and protection of fresh water. The regulation of fresh water has primarily developed through the conclusion of treaties concerning international watercourses, yet a number of other legal regimes also apply to the governance of fresh water. In particular, there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of fresh water to environmental protection. The development of international human rights law and international humanitarian law has also proven crucial for ensuring the sound and equitable management of this resource. In addition, the economic uses of fresh water feature prominently in the law applicable to watercourses, while water itself has become an important element of the trade and investment regimes. These bodies of rules and principles not only surface in an array of dispute settlement mechanisms, but also stimulate wider trends of institutionalization.
Since the publication of the first edition of this volume in 2013, water has continued to be at the forefront of the international agenda, and the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals constitutes a milestone around which various public and private initiatives have been launched. This book presents and appraises these important developments as part of its comprehensive analysis of the origin and scope of the various areas of international law as they apply to fresh water. It demonstrates how these areas connect and adapt to one another, forming an integrated body of international principles.
Webinar: The Law of the Sea and Maritime Security Along the New Maritime Silk Road
New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
- Vesna Danilovic & Joe Clare, Flexibility and Firmness in Crisis Bargaining
- Erik Lin-Greenberg & Theo Milonopoulos, Private Eyes in the Sky: Emerging Technology and the Political Consequences of Eroding Government Secrecy
- Don Casler & Richard Clark, Trade Rage: Audience Costs and International Trade
- Matthew Nanes & Trevor Bachus, Walls and Strategic Innovation in Violent Conflict
- Nik Stoop & Marijke Verpoorten, Would You Fight? We Asked Aggrieved Artisanal Miners in Eastern Congo
- R. Joseph Huddleston, Foulweather Friends: Violence and Third Party Support in Self-Determination Conflicts
- Robert Böhm, Jürgen Fleiß, & Robert Rybnicek, On the Stability of Social Preferences in Inter-Group Conflict: A Lab-in-the-Field Panel Study
d'Aspremont: The Discourse on Customary International Law
Along with treaties, custom is one of the sources of international law. It is known to consist of two elements: state practice and opinio juris. While many studies have looked at traditional questions of how to identify customary law, this book takes a new and original approach. It looks instead at the structure of thought that lies beneath the arguments about customary international law. By examining these structures, the book uncovers surprising conclusions, and demonstrates what the author describes as the 'discursive splendour' of customary international law.
The book guides the reader through an analysis of eight distinct performances at work in the discourse on customary international law. One of its key claims is that customary international law is not the surviving trace of an ancient law-making mechanism that used to be found in traditional societies. Indeed, as is shown throughout, customary international law is anything but ancient, and there is hardly any doctrine of international law that contains so many of the features of modern thinking. It is also argued that, contrary to mainstream opinion, customary international law is in fact shaped by texts, and originates from a textual environment. This book provides an engaging account of customary international law, whilst challenging readers to rethink their understanding of this fundamental part of the discipline.
Costello, Foster, & McAdam: The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law is a comprehensive, critical work, which analyses the state of research across the refugee law regime as a whole. Drawing together leading and emerging scholars, the Handbook provides both doctrinal and theoretical analyses of international refugee law and practice. It critiques existing law from a variety of normative positions, with several chapters identifying foundational flaws that open up space for radical rethinking. Many authors work directly in the field, and their contributions demonstrate how scholarship and practice can mutually inform each other.
Contributions assess a wide range of international legal instruments relevant to refugee protection, including from international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international migration law, the law of the sea, and international and transnational criminal law. Geographically, contributors examine regional and domestic laws and practices from around the world, with 10 chapters focused on specific regions. This Handbook provides an account, as well as a critique, of the status quo, and in so doing it sets the agenda for future academic research in international refugee law.
Call for Submissions: German Yearbook of International Law (Deadline Extended)
The Editors of the German Yearbook of International Law have extended the deadline for submissions of general articles for volume 64 (2021), inviting interested parties to submit contributions for consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming edition by 1 October 2021.
The past year has proven to be the most consequential in modern history. Recent global events have highlighted the existence of serious challenges for international law and its institutions. The German Yearbook for International Law (GYIL) wishes to open submissions for articles on all topics and fields of interest that are relevant to public international law. Submissions from the entire academic community are welcomed. Articles will be independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. All work submitted will be scrutinised based on its intellectual quality and its advancement of academic discourse.
Papers submitted should be in English, be between 10,000-12,500 words (inclusive of footnotes), and must conform with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on our website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 1 October 2021 to the Assistant Editor of the GYIL via e-mail:email@example.com
More information can be found at our website or via the website of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law.