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Borderline Jurisprudence

Imagine there is a podcast on hardcore philosophy and jurisprudence of international law. Imagine there are people geeky enough to be ready to talk about this non-stop. That’s right. That’s "Borderline Jurisprudence".By Başak Etkin and Kostia Gorobets.

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Episode 7: Panos Merkouris on Interpretation of Customary International Law

Panos Merkouris (University of Groningen) joins us to talk about his ERC project TRICI-Law that focuses on interpretation of customary international law. TRICI-Law's website: https://trici-law.com Publications mentioned in the episode:  Merkouris, Panos. Article 31(3)(c) VCLT and the Principle of Systemic Integration, Normative Shadows in Plato's Cave, Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2015. Peter Haggenmacher,  “La  doctrine  des  deux  éléments  du  droit  coutumier  dans  la  pratique  de  la  Cour  internationale”,  Revue Générale de Droit International Public 90 (1986): 5–125. Monica Hakimi, “Making Sense of Customary International Law”, Michigan Law Review 118, no. 8 (2020): 1487–1538.  Sur, Serge. “La créativité du droit international”, in Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, vol. 363, 2013. Whitehead, Alfred North and Russell, Bertrand. Principia Mathematica, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1910. Neil Gaiman, The Sandman (comic book).  Christos Kithreotis (Χρίστος Κυθρεώτης), Ekei Pou Zoume (Εκεί Που Ζούμε), Athens: Patakis (Εκδόσεις Πατάκη), 2019.


25 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 6: Andreas Hadjigeorgiou on the Oxford Jurisprudence Circle and International Law

Andreas Hadjigeorgiou, special teaching stuff at the Frederick University Cyprus, joins us to discuss the forgotten legacy of the Oxford Jurisprudence Circle and its relevance for international law. Click here for Andreas' SSRN page. If you are interested, you can request Andreas' PhD thesis or read the summary here: Hadjigeorgiou, Andreas. ‘Hart and the Oxford Jurisprudence Circle: Rediscovering the Lost Legacy of Customary Law’. Doctoral dissertation, University of Groningen, 2020. Publications mentioned in the episode: Hart, H.L.A. The Concept of Law. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2012. Simpson, A. W. Brian. Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Lacey, Nicola. A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Tamanaha, Brian Z. A Realistic Theory of Law. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Maine, Henry Summer. Popular Government. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1976. Maine, Henry Summer. Ancient Law: Its Connection with the Early History of Society and Its Relation to Modern Ideas. London: John Murray, 1861. Malinowski, Bronislaw. Crime and Custom in Savage Society. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd., 1926. Llewellyn, Karl. Cheyenne Way: Conflict and Case Law in Primitive Jurisprudence. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1941. Allen, Carleton K. Law in the Making. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1927. Postema, Gerald J. 'Implicit Law', Law and Philosophy 13 (1994): 361–387. Carty, Anthony. Philosophy of International Law. Edinburgh University Press, 2007.


11 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 5: Scott Shapiro on Everything

Scott J. Shapiro, Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, joins us to talk about well, everything, including planning theory of law, outcasting and more. Click here for Scott Shapiro's podcast 'Jurisprudence'. Publications referred to in the episode: Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, The Internationalists: How A Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2017). Oona Hathaway and Scott J Shapiro, ‘Outcasting: Enforcement in Domestic and International Law’, Yale Law Journal 121 (2011): 252–349. Scott J. Shapiro, Legality (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011). Michael Bratman, Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).


28 May 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 4: Monica Hakimi on International Legal Positivism and Formalism

Monica Hakimi (University of Michigan) joins us to talk about flaws of international legal positivism, interplay between formal and informal law, and customary international law. Publications referred to in the episode: Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope, Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Monica Hakimi, ‘The Jus ad Bellum’s Regulatory Form’, American Journal of International Law 112, no. 2 (2018): 151–90. Monica Hakimi, ‘Making Sense of Customary International Law’, Michigan Law Review 118, no. 8 (2020): 1487–1538. Don Herzog, Sovereignty, RIP (New Heaven: Yale University Press, 2020).


14 May 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 3: Adil Haque on International Law and Morality

Adil Haque (Rutgers University), author of Law and Morality at War (OUP, 2017) joins us to talk about law and morality. We discuss issues such as positivism, moral impact theory, and jus cogens. Publications referred to in the episode: Emmanuel Voyiakis, 'Customary International Law and the Place of Normative Considerations', American Journal of Jurisprudence 55, no. 1 (2010): 163–200. Mark Greenberg, 'The Moral Impact Theory of Law', Yale Law Journal 123 (2014): 1288–1342. Asif Hameed, 'Unravelling the Mystery of Jus Cogens in International Law', British Yearbook of International Law 84, no. 1 (2014): 52–102. John Tasioulas, 'Custom, Jus Cogens, and Human Rights', in Custom's Future: International Law in a Changing World, edited by Curtis A. Bradley  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 95–116. Adil Ahmad Haque, 'Torture, Terror, and the Inversion of Moral Principle', New Criminal Law Review 10, no. 4 (2007): 613–657. Serena Parekh, No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). Joseph Raz, The Morality of Freedom (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986).


30 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 2: Ntina Tzouvala on Critique and International Law

Ntina Tzouvala (Australian National University) joins us to talk about critical legal studies, and her book, Capitalism As Civilisation: A History of International Law (CUP, 2020). We discuss issues such as critical legal studies in international law, tackling interdisciplinarity, and inclusivity in international law. Publications mentioned in the episode: Pierre Schlag, 'Spam Jurisprudence, Air Law, and the Rank Anxiety of Nothing Happening (A Report on the State of the Art)', Georgetown Law Journal 97 (2009): 803–35. Maria Aristodemou, 'A Constant Craving for Fresh Brains and a Taste for Decaffeinated Neighbours', European Journal of International Law 25, no. 1 (2014): 35–58. Mari J. Matsuda, ‘Liberal Jurisprudence and Abstracted Visions of Human Nature: A Feminist Critique of Rawls’ Theory of Justice’, New Mexico Law Review 16, no. 3 (1986): 613–30. Amia Srinivasan, 'The Aptness of Anger', Journal of Political Philosophy 26, no. 2 (2018): 123–44. Natarajan, Usha, 'Creating and Recreating Iraq: Legacies of the Mandate System in Contemporary Understandings of Third World Sovereignty', Leiden Journal of International Law 24, no. 4 (2011): 799–822.


16 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 1: David Lefkowitz on International Law and Jurisprudence

David Lefkowitz (University of Richmond) joins us for the first episode to talk about his book, Philosophy and International Law: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), and jurisprudence in general. We discuss questions such as: Is there a reason why philosophy of international law is on the rise again? What are the pressing issues that philosophy and jurisprudence of international law has to address? Is international law really a borderline case of law?


2 Apr 2021

Rank #7