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Routledge Research in International Law


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The series offers a space for new and emerging scholars of international law to publish original arguments, as well as presenting alternative perspectives from more established names in international legal research.  Works cover both the theory and practice of international law, presenting innovative analyses of the nature and state of international law itself as well as more specific studies within particular disciplines. The series will explore topics such as the changes to the international legal order, the processes of law-making and law-enforcement, as well as the range of actors in public international law. The books will take a variety of different methodological approaches to the subject including interdisciplinary, critical legal studies, feminist, and Third World approaches, as well as the sociology of international law. Looking at the past, present and future of international law the series reflects the current vitality and diversity of international legal scholarship.

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Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty: International Law and Politics

Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty: International Law and Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jorge E. Núñez
July 24, 2020

  Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book opens new ground for research on territorial disputes. Many sovereignty conflicts remain unresolved around the world. Current solutions in law, political science and international relations generally prove problematic to at least one of the...

WTO Jurisprudence: Governments, Private Rights, and International Trade

WTO Jurisprudence: Governments, Private Rights, and International Trade

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wenwei Guan
July 21, 2020

This book offers a critical examination of the jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an emancipatory international social contract on trade. The book suggests that the WTO is an international organization built and operating on member states’ attribution of authority through...

State Territory and International Law

State Territory and International Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Josephat Ezenwajiaku
July 10, 2020

This book proposes a re-interpretation of Article 2(4) of the Charter of the United Nations to read, or at least include, respect for the inviolability of State territory. While States purport to obey the prohibition of the Use of Force, they frequently engage in activities that could undermine...

Public Private Partnership Contracts: The Middle East and North Africa

Public Private Partnership Contracts: The Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

Mohamed AM Ismail
April 29, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the law surrounding PPPs in the Middle East and North African region. The significance of liberalised and integrated Public Private Partnership Contracts as an essential component of the world legal and policy order is well documented. The regulation...

The Responsibility to Protect in International Law: Philosophical Investigations

The Responsibility to Protect in International Law: Philosophical Investigations

1st Edition

Natalie Oman
December 18, 2019

This book tracks the development of the emerging international legal principle of a responsibility to protect over the past two decades. It contrasts the influential version of the principle introduced by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty in 2001 with subsequent...

The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law

The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law

1st Edition

Yasmine Nahlawi
November 21, 2019

This book offers a novel and contemporary examination of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) doctrine from an international legal perspective and analyses how the doctrine was applied within the Libyan and Syrian conflicts as two recent and highly significant R2P cases. The book dissects each of...

International Law and Revolution

International Law and Revolution

1st Edition

Owen Taylor
June 13, 2019

This book explores the historical inter-relations between international law and revolution, with a focus on how international anti-capitalist struggle plays out through law. The book approaches the topic by analysing the meaning of revolution and what revolutionary activity might look like, before...

Backstage Practices of Transnational Law

Backstage Practices of Transnational Law

1st Edition

Lianne J.M. Boer, Sofia Stolk
May 02, 2019

This book explores the ‘backstage’ of transnational legal practice by illuminating the routines and habits that are crucial to the field, yet rarely studied. Through innovative discussion of practices often considered trivial, the book encourages readers to conceptualise the ‘backstage’ as...

The Far-Right in International and European Law

The Far-Right in International and European Law

1st Edition

Natalie Alkiviadou
April 25, 2019

Since the Second World War, the international community has sought to prevent the repetition of destructive far-right forces by establishing institutions such as the United Nations and by adopting documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Jurisprudence and conventions directly...

The Future of International Courts: Regional, Institutional and Procedural Challenges

The Future of International Courts: Regional, Institutional and Procedural Challenges

1st Edition

Avidan Kent, Nikos Skoutaris, Jamie Trinidad
March 20, 2019

The end of World War II marked the beginning of a new golden era in international law. Treaties and international organisations proliferated at an unprecedented rate, and many courts and tribunals were established with a view to ensuring the smooth operation of this new universe of international...

Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

1st Edition

Marit Skivenes, Karl Harald Søvig
February 26, 2019

Societies and states are at a crossroad in how children are treated and how their rights are respected and protected. Children´s new position and their strong rights create tensions and challenge the traditional relationships between family and the state. The United Nations Convention on the Rights...

International ‘Criminal’ Responsibility: Antinomies

International ‘Criminal’ Responsibility: Antinomies

1st Edition

Ottavio Quirico
February 21, 2019

In the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, major offences committed by individuals have been subject to progressive systematisation in the framework of international criminal law. Proposals developed within the context of the League of Nations coordinated individual liability and...

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