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Published: 22 April 2021

576 Pages


ISBN: 9780192898036

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Contingency in International Law

On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories

Edited by Ingo Venzke and Kevin Jon Heller

  • Top academics from across the discipline reflect on a deceptively simple question: could international law have turned out differently?
  • Discusses the theoretical aspects of the search for contingency, and carries it into practice across many fields including human rights and armed conflict, migrants and refugees, and the sea and natural resources
  • Recovers past possibilities in the development of international law, to inform projects of transformative legal change for the future