ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

dinsdag 12 november 2019

BOOK: Matthew CRAVEN, Sundhya PAHUJA, and Gerry SIMPSON (eds.) International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019). ISBN 9781108499187, £ 120.00


(Source: CUP)

Cambridge University Press is publishing a new book on international law and the cold war.

ABOUT THE BOOK

International Law and the Cold War is the first book dedicated to examining the relationship between the Cold War and International Law. The authors adopt a variety of creative approaches - in relation to events and fields such as nuclear war, environmental protection, the Suez crisis and the Lumumba assassination - in order to demonstrate the many ways in which international law acted upon the Cold War and in turn show how contemporary international law is an inheritance of the Cold War. Their innovative research traces the connections between the Cold War and contemporary legal constructions of the nation-state, the environment, the third world, and the refugee; and between law, technology, science, history, literature, art, and politics.

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Matthew CravenSchool of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Matthew Craven is a Professor of International Law at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Chair of the Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law. He is also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and a member of the Advisory Council for the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. He is author of The Decolonization of International Law: State Succession and the Law of Treaties (2007) and The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1995).

Sundhya PahujaUniversity of Melbourne

Sundhya Pahuja is a Professor of International Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne. She is a leading scholar of postcolonial international law, and author of Decolonising International Law (Cambridge, 2011).

Gerry SimpsonLondon School of Economics and Political Science

Gerry Simpson is a Professor of International Law at London School of Economics and Political Science. He held the Sir Kenneth Bailey Chair of Law at the University of Melbourne Law. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (2007).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication
About the editors
About the authors
List of figures
Acknowledgements
1. Reading and unreading a historiography of hiatus Matthew Craven, Sundhya Pahuja and Gerry Simpson
Part I. The Anti-Linear Cold War:
2. International law and the Cold War: reflections on the concept of history Richard Joyce
3. The elusive peace of Panmunjom Dino Kritsiotis
Part II. The Generative/Productive Cold War:
4. Accounting for the ENMOD convention: Cold War influences on the origins and development of the 1976 Convention on Environmental Modification techniques Emily Crawford
5. Nuclear weapons law and the Cold War and post-Cold War worlds: a story of co-production Anna Hood
6. Parallel worlds: Cold War division space Scott Newton
7. Shadowboxing: the data shadows of Cold War international law Fleur Johns
8. Contesting the right to leave in international law: The Berlin Wall, the third world brain drain and the politics of emigration in the 1960s Sara Dehm
9. Bridging ideologies: Julian Huxley, Détente, and the emergence of international environmental law Aaron Wu
10. More than a 'parlour game': international law in Australian public debate, 1965–1966 Madelaine Chiam
11. Environmental justice, the Cold War and US human rights exceptionalism Carmen G. Gonzalez
12. The Cold War and its impact on Soviet legal doctrine Anna Isaeva
13. Forced labour Anne-Charlotte Martineau
14. Rupture and continuity: North–South struggles over debt and economic co-operation at the end of the Cold War Julia Dehm
15. The Cold War history of the landmines convention Treasa Dunworth
Part III. The Parochial/Plural Cold War:
16. The Cold War in Soviet international legal discourse Boris N. Mamlyuk
17. The Dao of Mao: Sinocentric socialism and the politics of international legal theory Teemu Ruskola
18. 'The dust of Empire': the dialectic of self-determination and re-colonisation in the first phase of the Cold War Upendra Baxi
19. The 'Bihar Famine' and the authorisation of the green revolution in India: developmental futures and disaster imaginaries Adil Hasan Khan
20. Pakistan's Cold War(s) and international law Vanja Hamzić
21. International law, Cold War juridical theatre, and the making of the Suez Crisis Charlie Peevers
22. To seek with beauty to set the world right: Cold War international law and the radical 'imaginative geography' of Pan-Africanism Christopher Gevers
23. John Le Carré, international law and the Cold War Tony Carty
24. Postcolonial hauntings and Cold War continuities: Congolese sovereignty and the murder of Patrice Lumumba Sara Kendall
25. End times in the Antipodes: propaganda and critique in On the Beach Ruth Buchanan.

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