Is International Law International? Chapter 3: Comparing International Law Academics

Is International Law International?, Oxford University Press (2017)

84 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2017

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Anthea Roberts

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Date Written: September 19, 2017

Abstract

This chapter (Chapter 3 from the book "Is International Law International?" (OUP, 2017)) identifies and explores some of the nationalizing, denationalizing, and westernizing influences that reflect and reinforce the divisible college of international lawyers. Part I focuses on transnational flows of student and materials, which provide a template for understanding some of the asymmetries that characterize the field. Students are more likely to move from peripheral and semiperipheral states toward core states, and from non-Western states to Western ones, than the reverse. Legal concepts and materials, like textbooks and case law, are more likely to move from core states to peripheral and semiperipheral ones, and from Western states to non-Western ones, than vice versa. Parts II, III, and IV then look at how the educational profiles of international law academics in different states, their publication placements, and their connections to practice reflect and reinforce certain forms of difference and dominance that help to structure international law as a transnational legal field.

Keywords: nationalizing, denationalizing, westernizing, transnational flows, asymmetry, education, practice, publication, core, periphery, United States, US, United Kingdom, UK, France, French, Russia, Russian, China, Chinese, foreign relations law

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Anthea, Is International Law International? Chapter 3: Comparing International Law Academics (September 19, 2017). Is International Law International?, Oxford University Press (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3039767

Anthea Roberts (Contact Author)

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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