09 March 2017

New Comparative Law Titles at Oxford

Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority discusses a new model of public international law where individuals as well as states are proper subjects, while human dignity has come to rival state autonomy as an organizing principle of international law.

Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism provides specific examples of difficulties facing interdisciplinary communication between law and social science in an era where the legal academy is once again turning to social science.

Institutionalizing State Responsibility: Global Security and UN Organ investigates the contributions of the General Assembly, International Court of Justice, and Security Council in the implementation of the law of State responsibility.

Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict offers a holistic approach towards the application of the various constitutive parts of international law. It focuses on the interaction between the applicable bodies of law by exploring whether their boundaries are improperly drawn, or are being interpreted in too rigid a fashion.

Culture in Law and Development: Nurturing Positive Change presents a provocative new solution to the seemingly intractable problem of combining international norms with local cultural traditions. It demonstrates how the gradual expansion of customary international law provides a model for changing culture in ways that protect and advance local populations.