This 2007 volume is intended to help readers understand the relationship between international law and international relations (IL/IR). As a testament to this dynamic area of inquiry, new research on IL/IR is now being published in a growing list of traditional law reviews and disciplinary journals. The excerpted articles in this volume, all of which were first published in International Organization, represent some of the most important research since serious social science scholarship began in this area more than twenty five years ago. They are important milestones toward making IL/IR a central concern of scholarly research in international affairs. The contributions cover some of the main topics of international affairs to provide readers with a range of theoretical perspectives, concepts, and heuristics that can be used to analyze the relationship between international law and international relations.
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Author Biography - Beth A. Simmons
Beth Simmons is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She received her PhD from Harvard University in the Department of Government and has taught international relations, international law and international political economy at Duke University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Her book, Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy during the Interwar Years, 1924-1939, was recognized by the American Political Science Association in 1995 as the best book published in 1994 in government, politics or international relations. She has worked at the International Monetary Fund with the support of a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship (1995-6), has spent a year as a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (1996-7), spent a year in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2002-3), and is currently a Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at New York University. Her latest book is entitled Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Simmons was elected in April 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Richard H. Steinberg is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Senior Scholar at the Stanford University Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies. He received his JD degree from Stanford Law School in 1986 and his PhD degree in 1992 in Political Science from Stanford University. Dr Steinberg has written more than thirty articles on international trade law and politics, international intellectual property protection, international human rights law and politics, and the changing nature of the state. His books include The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Economics, Politics, and Law of the GATT/WTO (co-authored) (2006) and The Greening of Trade Law: Environmental Issues and International Trade Organizations (editor and co-author) (2002). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law and International Organization.