chapter  1
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Introduction

WithXavier Guillaume, Pinar Bilgin

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book attempts to provide to a wide and diverse readership a sense of the lively and rich research dynamics that are currently constituting international political sociology as a field of study that needs to be read in the plural. It offers an invitation to see an international political sociology as an interface between analytics that have privilege either on the macro level or the micro level. The book demonstrates how an international political sociology enables to reproblematize the “boundaries and divides” between International Relations and International Law and enable to understand the latter as both a practice and politics in order to reflect on “how law and legal expertise is mobilized to present and order the world”.