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International Law and International Relations: Norm and Reality or Vice Versa

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Fred Grünfeld

Utrecht University; University College Maastricht, NL
About Fred
Prof. dr F. Grünfeld is extraordinary Professor in the Causes of Gross Human Rights Violations at the Centre for Conflict Studies (PIOOM chair), Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University. He is also an associate Professor in International Relations and International Organisations at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University and at the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University. This article was published in Vrede en Veiligheid, vol. 38 (2009), no. 2 and translated for this Amsterdam Law Forum issue by Anna Hoekstra.
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Abstract

The fields of Public International Law (PIL) and International Relations (IR) share the same research area: international politics.This article focuses on the differences between social scientists (especially political scientists studying International Relations) and legal researchers (specifically in the fields of Public International Law and human rights) in terms of research methods. The focus on methodology will highlight the difference between the researchers of Public International Law on the one hand, and International Relations on the other.

How to Cite: Grünfeld, F., 2011. International Law and International Relations: Norm and Reality or Vice Versa. Amsterdam Law Forum, 3(3), pp.3–14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.189
Published on 01 Jun 2011.
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