Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2018

Populism and International Law

  • Janne E. Nijman
  • Wouter G. Werner

Part of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law book series (NYIL, volume 49)

Table of contents

About this book


This volume of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law explores the many faces of populism, and the different manifestations of the relationship between populism and international law. Rather than taking the so-called populist backlash against globalisation, international law and governance at face value, this volume aims to dig deeper and wonders ‘What backlash are we talking about, really?’. While populism is contextual and contingent on the society in which it arises and its relationship with international law and institutions thus has differed likewise, this volume assists in our examination of what we find so dangerous about populism and problematic in its relationship with international law.

The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law was first published in 1970. It offers a forum for the publication of scholarly articles in a varying thematic area of public international law.


Populism International law Globalisation Multilateralism Populist backlash Thin-centered ideology Liberal international order Human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Janne E. Nijman
    • 1
  • Wouter G. Werner
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of LawVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors 2019
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-94-6265-330-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6265-331-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-6768
  • Series Online ISSN 1574-0951
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