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Two essays begin the review section, one by Alan Nissel and another by Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi. Nissel reviews Kathryn Greenman’s State Responsibility and Rebels: The History and Legacy of Protecting Investment Against Revolution, suggesting that it has ‘tremendous import for the philosophy of international law’ with its postcolonial critique and discussion of a better framework for the law of state responsibility. Mignot-Mahdavi meanwhile explores ‘the complex cartographies’ of global algorithmic governance in her essay on Claudia Aradau and Tobias Blanke’s Algorithmic Reason: The New Government of Self and Other, arguing for anti-solutionist and anti-formalist analysis.

We move to Melanie O’Brien’s review of Melinda Rankin’s De Facto International Prosecutors in a Global Era: With My Own Eyes, a book that traces three examples of when international criminal law ‘extend[ed] its reach…into the hands of individuals’ – lawyers, witnesses, and survivors.

Swati Srivastava’s book Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics is, according to Jan Klabbers, ‘a thoughtful and intelligent study, compulsory reading for anyone with an interest in sovereignty and the relations between public and private authority’.

Klabbers’ review is followed by one by Anne Saab, who explores the influence of international organizations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization, on the World Trade Organization’s policies on food security. Saab remarks that Matias E. Margulis’ Shadow Negotiators: How UN Organizations Shape the Rules of World Trade for Food Security ‘is a valuable contribution to fervent debates about the so-called “neoliberal food regime”’.

Finally, Serena Forlati reviews Identity and Diversity on the International Bench: Who Is the Judge? edited by Freya Baetens, describing it as ‘a welcome addition to the literature discussing diversity in international arbitration and adjudication’.

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