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Published: 15 April 2019

434 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190066055

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Is International Law International?

Anthea Roberts

  • Powerfully challenges the conception that international law is universal and that international lawyers exist in a single "invisible college"
  • Guides readers through the "divisible college of international lawyers," showing how international law academics in different states have different incoming influences and outgoing spheres of influence in ways that affect how they understand and approach international law
  • Demonstrates similarities and differences in how international law textbooks approach international law using eye-catching graphics and helpful visual representations like word clouds
  • Explores how Western approaches in general, and Anglo-American approaches in particular, have had a disproportionate influence in defining what counts as the "international" as a result of factors such as the turn to English as the lingua franca for international law
  • Shows how differences in the way international lawyers approach international law manifests itself in concrete contemporary controversies, such as Russia's annexation of/reunification with Crimea and the South China Sea arbitral award

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  • Winner of numerous awards, including ASIL's 2018 Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship and the 2017 Global Discourse Award for interdisciplinary contemporary thought applied to global problems.

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