• Features original essays on the major thinkers, concepts, approaches, and debates that have shaped contemporary international legal theory
• Shows how legal theory is relevant to the practice of international law through a series of chapters theorizing core concepts and doctrines
• Taps into current debates on the state and future of international law, including those on the role of religion, inequality, and the progress narrative
• Brings together many of the world's leading theorists of international law, coming from a range of different disciplines, perspectives, and traditions
Contributors: Antony Anghie, Jason Beckett, Samantha Besson, Matthew Craven, Dan Danielsen, Jean d'Aspremont, Megan Donaldson, Filipe Dos Reis, Mônica Garcia- Salmones Rovira, Ben Golder, Peter Goodrich, Geoff Gordon, Robert Howse, Stephen Humphreys, Fleur Johns, Emmanuelle Tourme- Jouannet, Daniel Joyce, Oliver Jütersonke, Jürg Kammerhofer, Oliver Kessler, Benedict Kingsbury, Jan Klabbers, Robert Knox, Outi Korhonen, Martti Koskenniemi, Dino Kritsiotis, Randall Lesaffer, Lauri Mâlksoo, Frédéric Mégret, Horatia Muir Watt, Vasuki Nesiah, Gregor Noll, Sarah Nouwen, Yoriko Otomo, Dianne Otto, Umut Ôzsu, Rose Parfitt, Reut Paz, Anne Peters, Kerry Rittich, Teemu Ruskola, Hengameh Saberi, Toni Selkâlâ, Gerry Simpson, Thomas Skouteris, Chantal Thomas, Rodrigo Vallejo, Martine Julia van Ittersum, Jochen von Bernstorff, Wouter Werner, Deborah Whitehall.