The international rule of law is widely cited and often praised for its contribution to global order. This project, ending in 2016, explored what the concept means, how it is used, and its politics and history. It will appear as the book How to Do Things With International Law from Princeton University Press in 2017.

Other parts of the project have been published in various venues, including

"The Permissive Power of the Ban on War," European Journal of International Security, 2017. PDF   journal

 "How to Get Away With Cholera: the UN, Haiti, and International Law," Perspectives on Politics March 2016, with Mara Pillinger and Michael Barnett. PDF

"Permissive Law on the International Use of Force," Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, 2016. ssrn

"Enchanted and Disenchanted International Law," Global Policy, 2015. ssrn

“The International Rule of Law and the Domestic Analogy,” Global Constitutionalism 4(3) 2015: 365-395. ssrn

“Tres modelos de imperio internacial de la ley/Three Models of the International Rule of Law” Eidos n. 23, 2015. PDF.

“What is the International Rule of Law?” in The Global Context: How Politics, Investment, and Institutions Affect European Businesses, ESADE Barcelona, 2015. PDF.

“International Law and the Politics of Diplomacy,” in Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, and Iver Neumann eds. Diplomacy and the Making of World Politics. 2015, Oxford University Press. PDF.

“The International Rule of Law: Law as the Limit of Politics,” Ethics and International Affairs, 2014, and Carnegie Council Centennial Anniversary collection Ethics in a Connected World 2015.

“The UN Security Council and the International Rule of Law,” Chinese Journal of International Politics, 2014. PDF.

“The Selectively Expansive UN Security Council: Domestic and International Threats to Peace and Security,” Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, 2013, v.106. PDF.