Towards Behavioral International Law and Economics? Comment on Kenneth W. Abbott
13 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2007 Last revised: 18 Jul 2014
This Comment on Kenneth Abbott discusses some of the difficulties of the reception of International Law and Economics in Europe from a methodologcial point of view. It focuses on two different questions: The first discussion is concerned with the relationship of social science and international law generally: if and where social science approaches may be relevant to legal analysis. The second discussion is concerned with the question, which social science paradigm is best suited to answer questions related to international law. A Behavioral Approach to International Law and Economics seems first more acceptable to European Scholars and second a very promising line of research.
JEL Classification: K33
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