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Book launch: The Many Paths of Change in International Law

Ezgi Yildiz and Nico Krisch
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Auditorium A2, Maison de la paix, Geneva Graduate Institute

Join us for our next book launch where Ezgi Yildiz and Nico Krisch will present their co-edited new book: "The Many Paths of Change in International Law."

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About the book

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How does international law change? How does it adapt to meet global challenges in a volatile social and political context? The Many Paths of Change in International Law offers fresh, theoretically informed, and empirically rich answers to these questions. It traces drivers, conditions, and consequences of change across the different fields of international law and paints a complex and varied picture, very much in contrast with the relatively static imagery prevalent in many accounts today. Drawing on inspirations from international law, international relations, sociology, and legal theory, this book highlights the social dynamics through which different areas and institutional contexts have generated their own pathways of change. Its fifteen chapters authored by a stellar interdisciplinary group of scholars of international law and international relations centre on strategies, forms, forces, and social contexts and draw on primary source material and in-depth case studies to explore those paths. Overall, the volume offers a fascinating account of an international legal order in fluxwith a dynamic not captured through traditional doctrinal lenses and helps situate change processes and their varied implications in international law and politics. This is an indispensable book for everyone wanting to understand change and its consequences in international law.

Note: This is an open access title, and it is accessible via this link





Tomas Morochovic (Geneva Graduate Institute)


There will be a drinks reception after the event.

This event is co-hosted by the International Law department and the book is a result of the Paths in International Law project funded by the European Research Council.

Banner image by Ranjith Siji on Pixabay



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