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Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Moshe Hirsch


This book aims to cast light on the under-explored sociological dimension of international law. The book emphasizes that international legal rules are deeply embedded in diverse social factors and processes (such as norms, identity, and collective memory). Thus, international law often reflects and affects societal factors and processes in state societies and in the international community. The book exposes some central tenets of the sociological perspective and its core theoretical approaches. To exemplify the properties of the sociological analysis, it employs sociological tools to explore d ... More

Keywords: sociology, culture, society, international law, international community, international society, compliance with international law, international law-making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moshe Hirsch, author
Von Hofmannsthal Chair in International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem