Ranganathan Book SymposiumSymposium

Ranganathan Book Symposium: Part 1

James Crawford: Introducing “Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law”

International legal scholarship tends to address the political substrate of international law in one of two extreme modes: either by not dealing with it at all and engaging only with the doctrinal surface; or by being entirely consumed with it and reducing doctrinal form to insignificance. In Dr Ranganathan’s chosen field of inquiry — treaty conflict — these modes involve either the fixed assumption that treaty conflicts are inadvertent by-products …