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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Epistemic Communities in International Adjudication

Fabian Cardenas, Jean d’Aspremont

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 October 2020

Subject(s):
Sources of international law — Arbitrators — Counsel — Evidence — Judges — Judicial reasoning — Registry — Sociology of international law

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Epistemic community is a descriptive and analytical category used in social sciences as a whole to denote a group of technicians or professionals sharing common constructed sensibilities. The concept has proved very popular across disciplines and has been constantly transposed across fields. As a result, it has not been univocally understood and its contours have continuously taken the particular shapes of the discipline to which it has been transposed. 2 Conceiving international law as an argumentative practice (Koskenniemi, 2007), we will evaluate whether it...
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