Book Symposium: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations, by Jeffrey Dunoff & Mark Pollack

by An Hertogen

This week, we are hosting a symposium on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art, edited by Jeff Dunoff and Mark Pollack. Jeff and Mark will introduce the book later today, but here is the abstract:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art brings together the most influential contemporary writers in the fields of international law and international relations to take stock of what we know about the making, interpretation, and enforcement of international law. The contributions to this volume critically explore what recent interdisciplinary work reveals about the design and workings of international institutions, the various roles played by international and domestic courts, and the factors that enhance compliance with international law. The volume also explores how interdisciplinary work has advanced theoretical understandings of the causes and consequences of the increased legalization of international affairs.

Each day, one of the authors will introduce a chapter, followed by a comment. Richard Steinberg will be the first out of the blocks today, with his chapter “Wanted-Dead or Alive: Realism in International Law”, with Ian Hurd as commentator. Tomorrow, Ed Swaine will comment on Larry Helfer‘s chapter on flexibility in international agreements. On Wednesday, Judge Joan Donoghue will provide her perspective on Joost Pauwelyn and Manfred Elsig‘s chapter, and on Thursday, Tim Meyer and Jana von Stein will take the stage. On Friday, Ruti Teitel, Jeff Dunoff and Mark Pollack will wrap up the discussion with a general overview.

We believe we have a great lineup of participants, but would love to complete it with our readers, so please join the discussion in the comments!

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