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Unconditional Life: The Postwar International Law Settlement

Yoriko Otomo

Abstract

Drawing on philosophy, history, and critical theory, this book introduces a new perspective on the significance of post-war international law developments. The book examines the public discourse regarding technological risk in the Second World War texts of unconditional surrender in the World Trade Organization’s EC–Biotech dispute and in the International Court of Justices’ Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion. The volume describes international law in terms of its management of, and relation to, the risks associated with technological innovation in war and in trade. It proposes that internationa ... More

Keywords: critical theory, post-war international law, public discourse, World Trade Organization, EC–Biotech, Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion, technological innovation, crisis of governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733812.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yoriko Otomo, author
Lecturer in Law, SOAS University of London