Whytock: From International Law and International Relations to Law and World Politics

Christopher A. Whytock (Univ. of California, Irvine – Law and Political Science) has posted From International Law and International Relations to Law and World Politics (in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics). Here's the abstract:Political scientists—primarily in the discipline’s international relations subfield—have long studied international law. After considering how political scientists and legal scholars define international law, this article identifies five stages of political science research on international law, including the current interdisciplinary international law and international relations (IL/IR) stage, and it reviews three trends in political science research that constitute an emerging sixth stage of interdisciplinary scholarship: a law and world politics (L/WP) stage. First, moving beyond the “IL” in IL/IR scholarship, international relations scholars are increasingly studying domestic law and domestic…

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