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Regime Interaction in International Law
Facing Fragmentation

Margaret Young, Gunther Teubner, Peter Korth, Cheryl Saunders, Andrew Lang, Jeffrey Dunoff, Stephen Humphreys, Nele Matz-Lück, James Crawford, Penelope Nevill, James Flett, Martti Koskenniemi
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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107521780


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  • This major extension of existing scholarship on the fragmentation of international law utilises the concept of 'regimes' from international law and international relations literature to define functional areas such as human rights or trade law. Responding to existing approaches, which focus on the resolution of conflicting norms between regimes, it contains a variety of critical, sociological and doctrinal perspectives on regime interaction. Leading international law scholars and practitioners reflect on how, in situations of diversity and concurrent activity, such interaction shapes and controls knowledge and norms in often hegemonic ways. The contributors draw on topical examples of interacting regimes, including climate, trade and investment regimes, to argue for new methods of regime interaction. Together, the essays combine approaches from international, transnational and comparative constitutional law to provide important insights into an issue that continues to challenge international legal theory and practice.

    • A major examination of the fragmentation of international law, which moves from prevailing discussions of conflicting norms and international dispute settlement to an analysis of how 'regimes' of laws and institutions interact in a situation of ongoing diversity
    • Brings together perspectives from leading public international law intellectuals, allowing readers to access in a single volume the arguments of those who have shaped one of the most important debates in international law
    • Combines sociological, critical, constitutional, legal pluralist and doctrinal analysis of the interaction between regimes, with the diversities of methods and approaches being made clearer through comparison and mutual reflection
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    'Regime Interaction in International Law provides substantial food for thought on emerging practical and conceptual issues in the inter-relationship between multilateral actors. Well-thumbed copies … should reside on the shelves of any serious scholar concerned with the present and future development of the international system and the ongoing evolution of the fragmentation debate.' Richard Caddell, Transnational Environmental Law

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107521780
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the productive friction between regimes Margaret Young
    Part I. Contexts:
    1. Two kinds of legal pluralism: collision of transnational regimes in the double fragmentation of world society Gunther Teubner and Peter Korth
    2. International regimes and domestic arrangements: a view from inside out Cheryl Saunders
    3. Regime interaction in creating, implementing and enforcing international law Margaret Young
    Part II. Communities:
    4. Legal regimes and professional knowledges: the internal politics of regime definition Andrew Lang
    5. A new approach to regime interaction Jeffrey Dunoff
    6. Structural ambiguity: technology transfer in three regimes Stephen Humphreys
    Part III. Control:
    7. Norm interpretation across international regimes: competences and legitimacy Nele Matz-Lück
    8. Relations between international courts and tribunals: the 'regime problem' James Crawford and Penelope Nevill
    9. Importing other international regimes into World Trade Organisation litigation James Flett
    10. Hegemonic regimes Martti Koskenniemi.

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    Margaret A. Young, University of Melbourne
    Dr Margaret Young is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia. She was the inaugural Research Fellow in Public International Law at Pembroke College and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, from 2006 to 2008.


    Margaret Young, Gunther Teubner, Peter Korth, Cheryl Saunders, Andrew Lang, Jeffrey Dunoff, Stephen Humphreys, Nele Matz-Lück, James Crawford, Penelope Nevill, James Flett, Martti Koskenniemi

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