‘There Was an Idealism that This Information is Useful’—The Origins and Evolution of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law

Otto Spijkers*, Dimitri Van Den Meerssche

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Abstract

This chapter gives an account of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law’s history and the evolving aspirations that were projected on this collective project. The analysis aims to connect this history with ideals and images of international legal order emanating elsewhere. This narration of and critical reflection on the life of the Yearbook unfolds in two parts. The first part explores the inception of the NYIL and its original agenda. The second part traces the evolution of the NYIL as a story of administrative, technological and institutional change. It maps the continuous change in the politics of the medium and its quest for a raison d’être.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetherlands Yearbook of International Law 2019
Subtitle of host publicationYearbooks in International Law: History, Function and Future
EditorsOtto Spijkers, Wouter G. Werner, Ramses A. Wessel
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherT.M.C. Asser Press
Pages239-252
Number of pages14
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6265-403-7
ISBN (Print)978-94-6265-402-0, 978-94-6265-405-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameNetherlands Yearbook of International Law
Volume50
ISSN (Print)0167-6768
ISSN (Electronic)1574-0951

Keywords

  • cosmopolitanism
  • cultural technique
  • International law
  • professional practice

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