On 18 November, the IILJ’s History and Theory of International Law Workshops presented The Process of International Legal Reproduction: Inequality, Historiography, Resistance with Rose Parfitt, Nathaniel Berman, Vasuki Nesiah, and Martti Koskenniemi.
What is international law’s role in establishing and perpetuating inequalities of wealth, power, and fulfillment? And what are the strategies of resistance that are generated in that process? Mobilizing new archival research on Ethiopia and the League of Nations in the 1930s, and drawing on heterodox Marxist and anti-colonial scholarship, The Process of International Legal Reproduction: Inequality, Historiography, Resistance (Cambridge University Press, 2019) develops an innovative ‘modular’ legal historiography to make sense of the paradoxical relationship between sovereign equality and inequality. Commentators included Vasuki Nesiah, Martti Koskenniemi, and Nathaniel Berman.
The IILJ History and Theory of International Law Workshops are presented with the support of the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study, Project on International Legal Orders and their Histories.