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International Law

Laws of War: Where Both Liberals and Realists Are Wrong

Did outlawing war in the mid-20th Century change international politics? Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro have reignited this debate with their book “The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.” They suggest that it did and point to the dramatic decline of wars of conquest after the Kellogg-Briand Pact as evidence.

International Law

The Internationalists vs. the Realists and Neocons

When we wrote "The Internationalists," our aim was not only to offer a novel account of how the world order took shape—that a largely forgotten treaty signed in 1928 to outlaw war set in motion a process that transformed the way states behave. We also sought to counter the common view that law is irrelevant in a world of great power politics. This view is generally associated with the “realist” school of international relations.

Hoover Book Soiree

Hoover Book Soiree Today: Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro's The Internationalists

The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place today from 5-7 pm, September 11. Jack Goldsmith will interview Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro, professors at Yale Law School, about their new book, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.

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