Conceptualizing Comparative International Law

COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW, Anthea Roberts, Paul B. Stephan, Pierre-Hugues Verdier & Mila Versteeg, eds., Oxford University Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780190697570

34 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

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Anthea Roberts

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Paul B. Stephan

University of Virginia School of Law

Pierre-Hugues Verdier

University of Virginia School of Law

Mila Versteeg

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: March 13, 2018

Abstract

Comparative international law utilizes insights and methods from comparative law in order to identify, analyze, and explain similarities and differences in how international law is understood, interpreted, applied, and approached by different national and international actors. Although such approaches find important antecedents in earlier scholarship, distinct attention to “comparative international law” has grown in recent years, particularly in light of changes in geopolitical power. This introductory chapter explains what we mean by comparative international law, examines how one might find and analyze similarities and differences, sets out a number of hypotheses that have been suggested for explaining similarities and differences, and considers some of the normative challenges and implications of this field. The book's table of contents is also included.

Keywords: International law, comparative law, comparative method

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Anthea and Stephan, Paul B. and Verdier, Pierre-Hugues and Versteeg, Mila, Conceptualizing Comparative International Law (March 13, 2018). COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW, Anthea Roberts, Paul B. Stephan, Pierre-Hugues Verdier & Mila Versteeg, eds., Oxford University Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780190697570. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3139978

Anthea Roberts

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

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Paul B. Stephan

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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Pierre-Hugues Verdier (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

Mila Versteeg

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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