David Kennedy: Publications
A World of Struggle: How Power, Law & Expertise Shape Global Political Economy, Princeton University Press (2016).
Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the 21st Century, co-edited with Joseph E. Stiglitz, Oxford University Press (2013).
New Approaches to International Law: The European and American Experiences, co-edited with José María Beneyto, T.M.C. Asser Press (2013).
The Rights of Spring: A Memoir of Innocence Abroad
, Princeton University Press (2009). Translated in Spanish as Los derechos de la primavera
Doctrine(s): nouvelles approaches de droit international, with Preface by Emmanuelle Jouannet, Editions Pedone (2009).
El Lado Oscuro de la Virtud: Reevaluando el Humanitarismo Internacional, translated by Francisco J. Contreras and Ignacio de la Rasilla, Almuzara (2007).
The Canon of American Legal Thought, (Edited with William Fisher), Princeton University Press (2006).
Of War and Law, Princeton University Press (2006).
The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism, Princeton University Press (2004).
Rompiendo Moldes en el Derecho Internacional: Cuando la Renovacion es Repeticion , (Dykinson, 2002).
International Legal Structures, (Nomos, 1987).
"Law and Development Economics: Towards a New Alliance," Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the 21st Century, co-edited with Joseph E. Stiglitz, Oxford University Press (2013).
"Law and the Political Economy of the World," in the Leiden Journal of International Law, Volume 26, pp. 7-48 (2013). Republished in Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance, Trubek et al. (Hart Publishing, 2014).
"The International Human Rights Regime: Still Part of the Problem?" in Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, edited by Ole Windahl Pedersen, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Preface, "New Approaches to International Law: The European and American Experiences," co-edited with José María Beneyto, T.M.C. Asser Press (2013).
“Lawfare and Warfare," in Cambridge Companion to International Law, edited by James Crawford and Martti Koskenniemi, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
“A Revolution of Reforms? A Possible Agenda for Transition in Egypt”," IGLP Working Paper, 2011/2.
"Some Caution About Property Rights as a Recipe for Economic Development," 1 Accounting, Economics, and Law 1, pp 1-62 (2011). This article will also appear as a chapter in volume co-edited with J. Stiglitz, 2012.
"Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," co-authored with Dan Danielsen, Open Society Foundations, 2011.
"The Mystery of Global Governance," 34 Ohio Northern University Law Review, pp 827-860 (2008). Published in Spanish as "El misterio de la gobernanza global,"in 24 Revista de Derecho publico, translated by María Angélica Prada Uribe, 2010. A version of this essay focusing on constitutionalism will be published as a chapter in Ruling the World: Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance, Joel Trachtman, Jeff Dunoff, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
"Retrato del jurista global o la ética del nuevo cosmopolitismo (Portrait of the Global Jurist or the Ethics of the New Cosmopolitism)," Interview with Francisco J. Contreras and Ignacio de la Rasilla. 4 Revista Internacional de Pensamiento Polîtico (2009).
Articles and Book Chapters
"Assessing the Proposal for a Global Parliament: A Skeptics View," 13 Widener Law Review 2, pp. 395-399 (2007).
"One, Two, Three Many Legal Orders: Legal Pluralism and the Cosmopolitan Dream," NYU Review of Law and Social Change 3, pp 641-659 (2007). This article will also be published in Universalism in International Law and Political Philosophy, Juha Sihvola, Petter Korkman, Virpi Mäkinen, eds. (2011).
"Modern War and Modern Law," 36 Baltimore Law Review 1, pp 173-194 (Winter, 2007). This article was also published in 12 International Legal Theory, pp 55-97 (Fall 2006) and in 16 Minnesota Journal of International Law 2, pp. 471-494 (2007).
"Louis B. Sohn: Recollections of a Co-conspirator," 48 Harvard International Law Journal 1, pp 25-29 (Winter, 2007).
"War and International Law: Distinguishing the Military and Humanitarian Professions," International Law Studies, Volume 82 (Navy Blue Book) Naval War College, pp. 3-33 (2007).
"Leader, Clerk, or Policy Entrepreneur? The Secretary-General in a Complex World," in Secretary or General? The Role of the United Nations Secretary-General in World Politics, Simon Chesterman, Editor, Cambridge University Press, pp. 158-181 (2007).
"How Should Sovereignty be Defended?" (with James Der Derian, Michael W. Doyle & Jack L. Snyder) in Politics Without Sovereignty: A Critique of Contemporary International Relations Alex Gourevitch, Editor, UCL Press, pp 187-204 (2007).
"The Last Treatise: Project and Person. (Reflections on Martti Koskenniemi’s From Apology to Utopia)," 7 German Law Journal No. 12 (1 December 2006).
Paper Summary from the conference, "Humanities and Human Rights: Critiques, Language, Politics," 121 PMLA 5, 1656-1657 (October, 2006).
"Sovereignty: Responding to Anghie and Aravamudan," Remarks in the Proceedings of the Symposium "Representing Culture: Translating Human Rights" 41 Texas International Law Journal 3, 465-468 (Summer, 2006)
"The 'Rule of Law,' Political Choices and Development Common Sense," in The New Law and Economic Development David M. Trubek, and Alvaro Santos, eds., Cambridge University Press, pp. 95-173 (2006).
"Reassessing International Humanitarianism: The Dark Sides," in International Law and its Others. Ed. Anne Orford. Cambridge University Press, pp. 131-155 (2006).
"Reassessing the Humanitarian Promise of the International Legal Tradition," 126 Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht I, 133-156 (2006).
"Recasting UN's Role," Boston Globe, 8 June 2006.
"Speaking Law to Power: International Law and Foreign Policy," Closing Remarks," University of Wisconsin Law School, March 6, 2004, 23 Wisconsin International Law Journal 1, 173-181 (Winter 2005).
Proceedings from the Conference "Working Borders: Linking Debates About Insourcing and Outsourcing of Capital and Labor," University of Texas Law School, February 10-11, 2005, 40 Texas International Law Journal 4, 692-805 (Summer 2005).
"La Corte Penal Internacional Fue Una Mala Idea," 51 THEMIS Law Review. Interview with Iván Blume Moore, 2005.
"Challenging Expert Rule: The Politics of Global Governance," 27 Sydney Journal of International Law, 5-28 (2005). Reprinted in Corporate and Employment Perspectives in a Global Business Environment Roger Blanpain, ed (Kluwer Law Int'l, 2006).
"International Humanitarianism: The Dark Sides," 6 The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law 3, (June, 2004). Reprinted in Human Rights and Development: Law, Policy and Governance, C. Raj Kumar and DK Srivastava, eds., LexisNexis Hong Kong (2006). Published in Spanish as "Humanitarismo Internacional: Los Lados Oscuros," in 13 Advocatus, pp. 39-54, 2005.
"Proceedings of the International Symposium on the International Legal Order," (5.8 MB) 16 Leiden Journal of International Law 4, 839-843 (December 2003).
"Roundtable Discussion: Is Subversion Subversive?" 13 Texas Journal of Women and the Law 1, 149-168 (Fall 2003).
"Tom Franck and the Manhattan School," 35 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 2, 397-435 (Winter 2003).
"Laws and Developments," in Law and Development: Facing Complexity in the 21st Century, edited by Amanda Perry-Kessaris and John Hatchard, Cavendish Publishing, (2003). Published in Spanish as"Derecho y Desarollo", by Dr. Encarnacion Postigo Pinzano (2003)
"The Methods and Politics of Comparative Law," in The Common Core of European Private Law: Essays on the Project, edited by Mauro Bussani and Ugo Mattei, Kluwer Law International, 131-207 (2003). Originally published in Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions, edited by Pierre Legrand and Roderick Munday, 345-433 (Cambridge University Press 2003).
"The Twentieth Century Discipline of International Law in the United States," in Looking Back at Law’s Century,, edited by Austin Sarat et al., Cornell University Press, 386, (2002).
"The Politics of the Invisible College: International Governance and the Politics of Expertise," 5 European Human Rights Law Review 2001.
"The Spectacle and the Libertine," in Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle. Edited by L.V. Kaplan and B.I. Moran, New York University Pres, 2001. Originally presented at a conference held at the University of Wisconsin Law School on February 5, 2000 entitled "Aftermath: Conversations on the Clinton Scandal, the Future of the Presidency and the Liberal State."
"The International Human Rights Movement: Part of the Problem?" 3 European Human Rights Law Review, 2001. Reprinted in 14 Harvard Human Rights Journal, pp. 101-126 (2002) and Eve Darian-Smith's "Laws and Societues in Global Contexts" (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Published in Spanish as "El Movimiento por los Derechos Humanos Internacionales: ¿Forma Parte del Problema?," by Mariela Pérez-Costa in 48 Themis Law Review 2004; Translated into Spanish by Laura Parrilla Gomez (2003).
"The Forgotten Politics of International Governance," 2 European Human Rights Law Review 2001. Previously published as "Background Noise? - The Politics Beneath Global Governance", 21 Harvard Int’l Review 3, 52 (Summer 1999). Published in Italian as "Tecnocrazia e Contesto: Ovvero i fraintendimenti della globalizzazione e la (ri)scoperta del background," Anno XIX Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato 663 (2001).
Book Review, 22 Cardozo Law Review, 991. March 2001. [Review of A Critique of Adjudication: Fin De Siecle. 1997, by Duncan Kennedy].
"The Politics and Methods of Comparative Law," presented at Downing College, Cambridge, July 26-30, 2000.
"My Talk at the ASIL: What is New Thinking in International Law?" (1.4 mb) Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, 104-125, April 5-8, 2000.
"When Renewal Repeats: Thinking Against the Box," (9.4 mb) 32 New York Journal of International Law and Politics 2, 335 (Winter 2000). Reprinted in Left Legalism/Left Critique Duke University Press (2001). Published in Spanish as "Cuando la Renovación solo es Repeticion: Ideas Contra el Paradigma," in 4 Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales 2002 and as "Rompiendo moldes en el Derecho Internacional: Cuando la renovación es repetición," translated by Ignacio Forcada, Dykinson, 2002.
"Introduction," Hague Yearbook of International Law 1 (2000).
"Putting the Politics Back in International Politics," The Finnish Yearbook of International Law 17 (2000).
"The International Anti-Corruption Campaign," (1.5 mb) 14 U. Conn. J. of Int’l Law, 101 (1999).
"Critical Legal Theory," Proceedings of a panel with Mitchel Lasser (Moderator), Duncan Kennedy, David Kennedy, Nathaniel Berman (Discussants), Norman Silber and Lawrence Kessler (Commentators) on law and arts at the Hofstra University School of Law, October 30, 1996. Published as Chapter 10, Law and the Arts, Susan Tiefenbrun, ed. 115 (1999).
"The Disciplines of International Law and Policy," (16.7 mb) five lectures delivered at The University of Paris, February (1998), published in French as "Les clichés revisités, le droit international et la politique," Droit International 4, 1999/2000; and in English, in 12 Leiden Journal of International Law, 9 (1999).
"Background Noise? - the Politics Beneath Global Governance," 21 Harvard Int'l Review 3, 52 (Summer 1999).
"The Nuclear Weapons Case: International Law at the Close of the Twentieth Century," in International Law, the International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons, edited by Philippe Sands, Cambridge university Press pp 462-472 (1999).
"Losing Faith in the Secular: Law, Religion and International Governance," (104 kb) presented at the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University, November 15, 1997, published in 4 Graven Images: Transgression, Punishment, Responsibility and Forgiveness, 138 (1998); re-titled Global Religion and the Law" in One Nation Under God?, edited by Marjorie Garber and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Routledge, Inc, 115 (1999); also published as "Images of Religion in International Legal Theory" in Religion and International Law, edited by Mark Janis, by Kluwer Academic Publishers (1999).
"Three Questions," 3 New York City Law Review 9, (1998).
Book Review, 9 A.J.I.L., 745 (1997). [Review of The Right of Conquest: The Acquisition of Territory by Force in International Law Practice, by Sharon Korman].
"New Approaches to Comparative Law: Comparativism and International Governance," (8.7 mb), 2 Utah Law Review, 545 (1997).
"International Law in the Nineteenth Century: History of an Illusion," (4.5 mb) 65 Nordic Journal of International Law, 385-420 (1996). Reprinted in 17 Quinnipiac L.R., 1 99-136 (1998).
"Law's Literature: Remarks for Panel Discussion: 'Law and Literature: Where Do We Go From Here?'" Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, October 22, 1994. Published in Fieldwork, edited by Walkowitz and Garber, 207 (Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1996).
" Some Remarks About Trials," in Secret Agents: The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism, and Fifties America, edited by Walkowitz and Garber, 253 (Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1995).
"A New World Order: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," (3.4 mb) 4:X Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, 330 (1994).
"Receiving the International," (2.3 mb) 10 Conn. J. of Intl. L., 1 (1994); reprinted in Athens law Review 5 (1994); and in Law, Life and the Images of Man: Modes of Thought in Modern Legal Theory, edited by Frank Fleerackers, Evert van Leeuwen and Bert van Roermund, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 393 (1997). Published in Spanish as "La internacionalización," in Mundialización económica y crisis político-jurídica, Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez N.° 32, 49 (1995).
"The International Style in Postwar Law and Policy," (2.5 mb) 1 Utah Law Review, 7 (1994). Excerpt reprinted as "Il Kelsen delle ‘Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Lectures: un pragmatista del diritto internazionale pubblico.," IV 2 Diritto e Cultura, translated by Angelo Di Giovanni, 12 - 47 (July - Dec. 1994); Excerpt reprinted as "The International Style in Postwar Law and Policy: John Jackson and the Field of International Economic Law," 10 The American Journal of International Law and Policy,671 (1995). Excerpt reprinted as "The International Style in Postwar Law and Policy," Chapter 4 of Law and Moral Action in World Politics, Northwestern University Press, (1997).
"New Approaches to International Law Bibliography," (2.2 mb) with Christopher Tennant, 35 Harvard International Law Journal, 417 (1994). Reprinted in European Research Center, September, 1999.
"Autumn Weekends: An Essay on Law and Everyday Life," in Law and Everyday Life (3.6 mb), edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, 191 (1993). Excerpts reprinted as "An Autumn Weekend" in After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture, edited by Danielsen and Engel, 191-210 (Routledge, Chapman, Hall, 1995). It was also translated into French as "Weekends d’Automne," Droit International 4, 1999/2000 (133-178).
"The Limits of Integration: Eastern Europe and the European Communities," (2.9 mb) (with David Webb). 30 Common Market Law Review, 1095 (1993).
"Some Reflections on The Role of Sovereignty in the International Order," in State Sovereignty: The Challenge of a Changing World: Proceedings of the 1992 Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, 237 (1992).
"Turning to Market Democracy: A Tale of Two Architectures," (1.3 mb) 32 Harvard International Law Journal, 373 (1991).
"Some Comments on Law & Post-Modernism: A Symposium Response to Professor Jennifer Wicke," 62.3 University of Colorado Law Review, 62 (1991).
"Images of Religion in International Legal Theory," (1.1 mb) in The Influence of Religion on the Development of International Law, edited by Janis, 137 (Kluwer, 1991); reprinted in Religion and International Law, edited by Mark Janis, by Kluwer Academic Publishers (1999).
"Integration: Eastern Europe and the European Economic Communities," with David Webb, 28 Columbia J. Trans. L., 633 (1990).
Book Review, 31 Harvard International Law Journal 385 (1990). [Review of Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal Argument, by Martti Koskenniemi].
"Austrian Membership in the European Communities," (with Leo Specht), 31 Harvard International Law Journal, 407 (1990). Published earlier as "Austria and the European Communities," (with Leo Specht), 26 Common Market Law Review, 615 (1989).
"A Comment on the European Community 1992 Program," 1992 and EEC/U.S. Competition and Trade Law 101. (Fordham Corporate Law Institute (1989).
"A Rotation in Contemporary Legal Scholarship," in Critical Legal Thought: An American-German Debate, edited by C. Joerges and D. Trubek, 353 (1989).
"A New Stream of International Law Scholarship," (3.7 mb) 7 Wisconsin International Law Journal 1 (1988).
"Religion and International Law," Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 198 (1988).
"Law and Passion," in the Newsletter of the Conference on Critical Legal Studies, special feature: The New McCarthyism 54 (July, 1988).
"The Sources of International Law," 2 American U. J. Int. L. & Pol. 1 (1987).
Book Review, 81 A.J.I.L. 451 (1987) [Review of The Decay of International Law? A Reappraisal of the Limits of Legal Imagination in International Affairs, by Anthony Carty].
"The Move to Institutions," (12.7 mb) 8 Cardozo Law Review 841 (1987). Reprinted in International Organization, Jan Klabbers, editor, Ashgate Publishing Limited (2006).
"Violence in International Law," Proceeding of the American Society of International Law, (1986).
"Critical Theory, Structuralism and Contemporary Legal Scholarship," (1.1 mb) 21 New England Law Review 209 (1986).
"Primitive Legal Scholarship,"(5.4 mb) 27-1 Harvard International Law Journal 1 (1986).
"International Refugee Protection," (5.4 mb) 8 Human Rights Quarterly 1 (1986).
"Spring Break," (3.0 mb) 63 Texas Law Review 1377 (1985). Reprinted with a new introduction in Knowledges: Historical and Critical Studies in Disciplinarity, edited by Messer-Davidow, Shumway and Sylvan, 422 (Virginia, 1993).
"The Turn to Interpretation," (1.4 mb) 58 So. Calif. Law Review 1 (1985).
"International Legal Education," 26-2 Harvard International Law Journal 361, (1985).
Report on a Mission to Uruguay, (1984).
"A Critical Approach to the Nuclear Weapons Problem," IX Brooklyn J. Int. Law 306 (1983).
“Book Review, 22 Harvard International Law Journal 730 (1981). [Review of Staatsrecht-Volkrrecht-Europarecht: Festschrift fur Hans-Jurgen Schlochauer zum 75. Geburtstag].
"Report on the Conference of the International Commission of Jurists on the 'Development and the Rule of the Law," held at The Hague, 27 April - 1 May, 1981," 14 Verfassung und Recht in Ubersee (3 Quarter, 1981).
"Theses about International Law Discourse," 23 German Yearbook of International Law 353 (1980).
"Comment, Law and Economics in the Law of the Sea," 14th Annual Law of the Sea Conference Proceedings (1981).
"Warum blieben die Demonstraten allein?" Die Zeit, 38 (27 March, 1981).
Book Review,21 Harvard International Law Journal 301 (1980). [Review of How Nations Behave, by Louis Henkin].
"Forum: On the Cartel Bogie," Fletcher Forum 232 (1977).