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Favourite Readings 2020 – A Tapestry of Five Books: Solidarity and Human Rights in International Law

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Penguin Random House, 2019) Johan von Bernstorff and Philipp Dann (eds.), The Battle for International Law (OUP, 2019) Koskenniemi, W. Rech, and M. Jimenez Fonseca (eds.), International Law and Empire (OUP, 2017) Paolo Amorosa, Rewriting the History of the Law of Nations (OUP, 2019) Luis Eslava, Michael Fakhri, and Vasuki Nesiah (eds.), Bandung, Global History, and International Law (CUP, 2017)   As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section, has invited EJIL board members and (associate) editors to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year 200. No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today we have selections from Diane Desierto. You can read all the posts in this series here.  Favourite Reading 1: Acemoglu and Robinson, The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty Until I reread…

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Favourite Readings 2020 – Introduction

At the end of 2014 Isabel Feichtner invited EJIL Board members to reflect on the books that had impacted them that year. This has started a tradition of 'Favourite Readings' contributions that we are continuing to this day in order to celebrate books, the process of reading, and the influence reading has on us all. This…

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10 Good Reads – Part 2

Editor's Note: Part 1 of 10 Good Reads can be found here.  Witold Gombrowicz, Bacacay (transl. Bill Johnston. Archipelago, 2006) I am a very late comer to Gombrowicz – through a casual remark by Tokarczuk in an interview to FAZ, saying that in her view he merited a Nobel. He did not –…

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10 Good Reads – Part 1

This has been an unusual year (and that must be the euphemism of the year). I have not been to my office since February and have had no access to the pile of new books and the even greater pile of older books waiting to be read. There is, however, also a silver lining (there always is, isn’t…

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Book Symposium: Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals: Wrap-Up

We hope that readers have enjoyed our discussion of Daniel Peat’s Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals. Many thanks to Daniel, Richard, Yvonne, and Antonios for participating. Congratulations are also due to Daniel for winning the 2020 ESIL Book Prize last week! Readers might also be…

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