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International law and international relations scholarship

ByRobert J. Beck

This chapter addresses four crucial and related questions. First, how far have the disciplines of international law (IL) and international relations (IR) progressed along the path of cooperation charted nearly two decades ago by such celebrated scholars as Kenneth Abbott and Anne-Marie Slaughter? Second, what theoretical approaches from IL and IR have been most effectively exploited by interdisciplinarians? Third, what substantive questions seem to have been most productively addressed in an interdisciplinary context? Finally, what lies ahead for IL/IR interdisciplinarity?