Innovative International Law Approaches and the European Condition

  • Outi Korhonen


This chapter explains the European reception of new approaches to international legal theory through three locations of debate: ‘Europe’, ‘international law’, and ‘theoretical innovation’. Exploring the intersection of these new approaches to each debate in turn, the chapter explores how its influence transcends mere re-formulations or rhetorical changes in the field of international law and remains resistant to conventional doctrinal vocabularies or mainstream conceptions. Moreover, the chapter considers how the debate being situated in the context of Europe has in turn shaped the concerns and argumentation of new approaches outside of the United States. In the spirit of the critical tradition, the author reserves her doubts on each claim, and focuses on examining the conditions of their validity, motivation, and interaction.


European Condition Spring Break European Identity Theoretical Innovation Critical Legal Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University in CairoCairoEgypt

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