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Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, and Mikael Rask Madsen

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198795582

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198795582.001.0001

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Jurisdiction, Politics, and Truth-Making

Jurisdiction, Politics, and Truth-Making

International Courts and the Formation of Translocal Legal Cultures

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(p.403) 20 Jurisdiction, Politics, and Truth-Making
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International Court Authority
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Jessica Greenberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795582.003.0020

This chapter suggests that the authority framework allows one to see resonances across seemingly disparate spaces and thus to participate in a shared project for understanding important international institutions. At the same time, by focusing on degrees of authority, one can also speak to the specificities of people’s experiences and encounters with justice. In this spirit of interdisciplinary and comparative methods, the chapter takes the categories of analysis that emerge from the authority framework and puts them into conversation with some key categories in legal anthropology. In so doing, it offers some points of connectivity and conversation across different, but overlapping, disciplinary questions.

Keywords:   authority, international courts, justice, legal anthropology, international law, legal authority

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