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First edited volume that addresses the New Approaches to International Law (NAIL) movement’s legacy and contemporary engagement to the theory and practice of international law
Unique in-depth historic and theoretical analysis of key disputes within international legal scholarship and practice that go to the heart of contemporary challenges to global governance
Contributions authored by leading figures within their respective fields, and which aspire to map out future trajectories of legal theory and practice in international law
This volume offers a unique reflection on the historic and contemporary influence of the New Approaches to International Law (NAIL) movement within the context of Europe and America. In particular, the contributions focus on the intellectual product of NAIL's founder, David Kennedy, in relation to three legal streams: human rights, legal history, and the law of war. On the one hand, the volume is valuable reading for a broad audience interested in the current challenges facing global governance, and how critical studies might contribute to innovative intellectual and practice-oriented developments in international law. On the other hand, stemming from a 2010 seminar in Madrid that brought together scholars to discuss David Kennedy's scholarship over the last three decades, the contributions here are a testament to the community and ideas of the NAIL tradition. The volume includes scholars from a wide field of legal interests and backgrounds.
Professor José María Beneyto is Director of the Institute for European Studies at CEU San Pablo University Madrid, Spain. Professor David Kennedy is Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Comparative Law - Human Rights Law - Humanitarian Law - International Law - International Legal Theory