Episode 11: Umut Özsu on International Law and Marxism


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Professor Umut Özsu, Associate Professor at Carleton University, joins us to talk about Marxism and international law, but also history and theory more generally.

Publications mentioned in the episode:

Martti Koskenniemi, The Gentle Civilizer of Nations - The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Anthony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Paul O’Connell and Umut Özsu (eds), Research Handbook on Law and Marxism (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2021).

Umut Özsu, Completing Humanity: The International Law of Decolonization (book manuscript under contract with Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2022).

Oscar Schachter, “Towards a Theory of International Obligation”, Virginia Journal of International Law 8, no. 2 (1968): 300-22.

Karl Marx, Capital, Volume I (trans. Ben Fowkes) (London: Penguin Books, 1990 [1867]).

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