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Oxford Bibliographies in International Law is designed to provide authoritative guidance. The field is rife with debate and controversy, as with most anything that deals with such a complex system of rules and principles meant to govern the relations between states and other institutional subjects, such as the United Nations or the European Union. Because scholarship in this field is so bound up with diplomacy, the vast array of potentially relevant material that appears on the free web can overwhelm even the savviest scholars. With advances in online searching and database technologies, researchers can easily access library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, records of court decisions, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful to them. In this situation what is most needed is expert guidance. Researchers at all levels need tools that help them filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and directly relevant to their inquiries. Oxford Bibliographies in International Law will offer a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload.
Editor in Chief
Anthony Carty studied law at Queen’s University Belfast, London, and Cambridge. He took up the Chair of Public Law at Aberdeen in 2006, and is, since April 2009 on extended leave of absence as the holder of the Sir Y K Pao Chair of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Carty has published mainly in the field of critical theory and international law. The Decay of International Law (Manchester University Press, 1986) was the first book length, systematic treatment of international law from this perspective. His article, “Critical International Law, Recent Trends in the Theory of International Law,” published in the 1991 volume of the European Journal of International Law, is discussed as a benchmark in the field. In 2007, Professor Carty published Philosophy of International Law with Edinburgh University Press (reviewed in the American Journal of International Law, the Journal of the History of International Law and the Modern Law Review).
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