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International Law as a Profession (eBook)

Edited by: Jean D'Aspremont,  Tarcisio Gazzini , Andre Nollkaemper, Wouter Werner

ISBN13: 9781108138314
Published: April 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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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.

Public International Law, eBooks
Introduction Jean d'Aspremont, Tarcisio Gazzini, Andre Nollkaemper and Wouter Werner

Part I. Thinking of International Law as a Professional Practice:
1. The professionalization of international law Jean d'Aspremont
2. Between commitment and cynicism: outline for a theory of international law as practice Martti Koskenniemi
3. The (academic) profession of international law and the commitment to legal autonomy Alexandra Bohm and Richard Collins
4. Scientific reason and the discipline of international law Anne Orford

Part II. The Practice of International Law and its Theories:
5. Realizing Utopia as a scholarly endeavour Anne Peters
6. The activist academic in international legal scholarship Gleider Hernandez
7. How NAIL works: the production of heterodoxy in international law Akbar Rasulov
8. International legal research and the quest for immanent moral order Jochen von Bernstorff
9. The turn to history within international legal scholarship John Haskell
10. International legal theory qua practice of international law Samantha Besson

Part III. The Practice of International Law and its Professional Capacities:
11. International law as practice: moving past the anxieties of interdisciplinarity Tanja Aalberts and Ingo Venzke
12. Towards a political sociology of international justice(s) Sara Dezalay and Yves Dezalay
13. The international law bar: essence before existence? James Crawford
14. Consigliere or conscience: the legal adviser's dilemma Matthew Windsor
15. International law as expertise: exploring pluralism and the anxiety of certainty as professional experiences Rene Uruena
16. Teachers of international law Pierre d'Argent

Concluding remarks: the Praxis of international law Wouter Werner.