chapter  10
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The Americanization of International Law

ByLaura Nader

In recent writings about globalization and the globalization of law, there is recognition of an Americanization of international law or at least the presence of a heavy American imprint in transnational law as practised. Such recognition, however, is ahistorical for the most part, linking the Americanization of international law with the rise of contemporary neoliberal hegemonies that conceptually minimize historical configurations or any concept of evolving rights and injustices. Perhaps it is inevitable that terminologies limited to national entities ignore a realism about how large systems work.