International law as a profession /
edited by Jean d'Aspremont, Tarcisio Gazzini, André Nollkaemper, Wouter Werner.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
xxi, 447 pages ; 24 cm
1107140390, 9781107140394
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Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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Introduction / Jean d'Aspremont, Tarcisio Gazzini, André Nollkaemper and Wouter Werner -- The professionalization of international law / Jean d'Aspremont -- Between commitment and cynicism: outline for a theory of international law as practice / Martti Koskenniemi -- International law as professional practice : crafting the autonomy of international law / Richard Collins and Alexandra Bohm -- Scientific reason and the discipline of international law / Anne Orford -- International legal scholarship under challenge / Anne Peters -- The responsibility of the international legal academic : situating the grammarian within the 'invisible college' / Gleider Hernandez -- What is critique? : towards a sociology of disciplinary heterodoxy in contemporary international law / Akbar Rasulov -- The relationship between theory and practice in international law : affirmation versus reflexive distance / Jochen von Bernstorff -- The choice of the subject in writing histories of international law / John D. Haskell -- International legal theory qua practice of international law / Samantha Besson -- Moving beyond interdisciplinary turf wars : towards an understanding of interational law as practice / Tanja Aalberts and Ingo Venzke -- Professionals of international justice : from the shadow of state diplomacy to the pull of the market for commercial arbitration / Sara Dezalay with the contribution of Yves Dezalay -- The international law bar : essence before existence? / James Crawford -- Consigliere or conscience? : the role of the government legal adviser / Matthew Windsor -- International law as expert knowledge : exploring the changing role of international lawyers in national contexts / René Urueña -- Teachers of international law / Pierre d'Argent -- Concluding remarks: The Praxis of international law / Wouter Werner.
"Approaching international law as a profession rather than something 'out there' ready to be interpreted and applied to problems of world politics, this book sheds light on the complex relation between one's profession and one's understanding of international law through a didactic three-tiered structure. This structure distinguishes theoretical studies on the very idea of a profession (Part 1), conceptual and theoretical inquiries into theories that inform the practice of international law and the relation between practice and theory (Part 2), and more specific investigations in some concrete professional capacities in which international lawyers engage with international law"--
"International law is not merely a set of rules or processes, but is a professional activity practised by a diversity of figures, including scholars, judges, counsel, teachers, legal advisers and activists. Individuals may in different contexts play more than one of these roles, and the interactions between them are illuminating of the nature of international law itself. This collection of innovative, multidisciplinary and self-reflective essays reveal a bilateral process whereby, on the one hand, the professionalization of international law informs discourses about the law, and, on the other hand, discourses about the law inform the professionalization of the discipline. Intended to promote a dialogue between practice and scholarship, this book is a must-read for all those engaged in the profession of international law"--
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