Events: The Force of International Law by Fleur JohnsEvents: The Force of International Law by Fleur Johns

Events: The Force of International Law

EditorFleur Johns, Richard Joyce, Sundhya Pahuja

Paperback | June 13, 2011

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Events: The Force of International Lawpresents an analysis of international law, centred upon those historical and recent events in which international law has exerted, or acquired, its force. From Spanish colonization and the Peace of Westphalia, through the release of Nelson Mandela and the Rwandan genocide, and to recent international trade negotiations and the 'torture memos', each chapter in this book focuses on a specific international legal event. Short and accessible to the non-specialist reader, these chapters consider what forces are put into play when international law is invoked, as it is so frequently today, by lawyers, laypeople, or leaders. At the same time, they also reflect on what is entailed in naming these 'events' of international law and how international law grapples with their disruptive potential. Engaging economic, military, cultural, political, philosophical and technical fields,Events: The Force of International Lawwill be of interest to international lawyers and scholars of international relations, legal history, diplomatic history, war and/or peace studies, and legal theory. It is also intended to be read and appreciated by anyone familiar with appeals to international law from the general media, and curious about the limits and possibilities occasioned, or the forces mobilised, by that appeal.

Fleur Johns is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney and Co-Director of the Sydney Centre for International Law.Richard Joyce is a Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Reading. He works in the fields of legal theory, international law and intellectual property.Sundhya Pahuja is an Associate Professor in ...
Title:Events: The Force of International LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:June 13, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415668468

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Table of Contents

Foreword,Martti Koskenniemi1. Introduction,Fleur Johns, Richard Joyce & Sundhya Pahuja2. The International Law in Force: Anachronistic Ethics and Divine Violence,Jennifer Beard3. Absolute Contingency and the Prescriptive Force of International Law, Chiapas-Valladolid, ca. 1550,Oscar Guardiola-Rivera4. Latin Roots: The Force of International Law as Event,Peter Fitzpatrick5. Westphalia: Event, Memory, Myth,Richard Joyce6. The Force of a Doctrine: Art. 38 of the PCIJ Statute and the Sources of International Law,Thomas Skouteris7. Paris 1793 and 1871: Lev'en Masse as Event,Gerry Simpson8. Decolonisation and the Eventness of International Law,Sundhya Pahuja9. Postwar to New World Order and Post-Socialist Transition: 1989 As Pseudo-Event,Scott Newton10. The Liberation of Nelson Mandela: Anatomy of a "Happy Event" in International Law,Fr'ric M'et11. Political Trials as Events,Emilios Christodoulidis12. The Tokyo Women's Tribunal and the Turn to Fiction,Karen Knop13. Many Hundred Thousand Bodies Later: An Analysis of the 'Legacy' of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,Denise Ferreira da Silva14. From the State to the Union: International Law and the Appropriation of the New Europe,Patricia Tuitt15. The Emergence of the World Trade Organization: Another Triumph of Corporate Capitalism?Fiona Macmillan16. The World Trade Organisation and Development: Victory of 'Rational Choice'?Donatella Alessandrini17. Protesting the WTO in Seattle: Transnational Citizen Action, International Law and the Event,Ruth Buchanan18. Globalism, Memory and 9/11: A Critical Third World Perspective,Obiora Chinedu Okafor19. Provoking International Law: War and Regime Change in Iraq,John Strawson 20. The Torture Memos,Fleur Johns

Editorial Reviews

"This is a superb and wide-ranging collection of essays that... compels us to think in new ways" - Antony Anghie, Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, University of Utah "A few books change the orientation of a discipline and Events belongs to this distinguished group... Events is an intellectual event of the first order. I cannot imagine International law being taught in the same old way again." - Costas Douzinas, Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London "A wonderful collection of new thinking about the most enduring questions of international legal order... As we think anew about just how our world is governed, these meditations on the interpretive and political power of law to define where we have been, who we are and where we are going offer terrific food for thought." - David Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard University "This is a revelatory collection of essays...The concept of the event turns out to be rich in implications for international law, challenging us to imagine what it might mean to remain open to disruptions, rather than always incorporating or seeking to overcome them." - Susan Marks, Professor of International Law, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) "Intelligently conceived and beautifully composed, this collection marks an important moment in an often excruciatingly polemical debate over the reality, the merits and aspirations of international law." - Peer Zumbansen, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Transnational Economic Governance and Legal Theory, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University