Antje Wiener presents an ambitious study of the process of norm constitution, contestation, and reconstitution in global politics. Crossing the fields of international law (IL), international relations (IR), and public philosophy, it engages in sustained theory building to address the bookâ€™s core problematique: â€œwhose practices actually do count for normative changeâ€ in global politics (3)? Building on the authorâ€™s previous work (Wiener 2008, 2014) this book is a major feat, bridging IL and IR to provide a novel macro-theoretical account of global normative order building that has spurred a new generation of theoretical, empirical, and normative literature in IR. It provides an entry point for IR scholars into the field of sociolegal research on global norm making and, importantly, grounds normativity as a primary pursuit of IR norms theorizing.
|Journal||Law and Social Inquiry|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|