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KAREN ALTER

2022

Articles

  • Foreword, 84 Law & Contemporary Problems I (2022) (Co-authored by: Mikael Rask Madsen).

Contributions to Books

2021

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Working Papers

2020

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Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

2019

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2018

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  • Karen Alter is the editor of International Court Authority, co-edited by Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael Rask Madsen, edited by Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael Rask Madsen (2018).

Articles

Contributions to Books

  • National Perspectives on International Constitutional Review: Diverging Optics, in Comparative Judicial Review, edited by Erin F. Delaney & Rosalind Dixon (2018) at 244.
  • Introducing International Courts into a Complex World, in International Court Authority, edited by Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael R. Madsen (2018) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, & Mikael Madsen).
  • How Context Shapes the Authority of International Courts, in International Court Authority, edited by Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael R. Madsen (2018) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, & Mikael Madsen).
  • International Court Authority in Question: Introduction to Part III, in International Court Authority, edited by Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael R. Madsen (2018) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, & Mikael Madsen).
  • Conclusion: Context, Authority, Power, in International Court Authority, edited by Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael R. Madsen (2018) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, & Mikael Madsen).
  • The Authority of the Andean Tribunal of Justice in a Time of Crisis, in International Court Authority, edited by Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, & Mikael R. Madsen (2018) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer).
  • The Future of International Law, in A New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, and Pathways of The International Community, edited by Diana Ayton-Shenker (2018) at 25 ICOURTS WORKING PAPER SERIES No. 101, NORTHWESTERN PUBLIC LAW RESEARCH PAPER No. 17-18.

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

2017

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  • The Evolution of International Law and Courts, in International Politics and Institutions In Time, edited by Orfeo Fioretos (Oxford University Press 2017).

2016

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  • Backlash Against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes & Consequences, 27 European Journal of International Law 293 (2016) (Co-authored by: James Thuo Gatthi, and Laurence R. Helfer).
  • Karen Alter, Laurence R. Helfer, and Mikael Rask Madsen are the Special Editors for The Variable Authority of International Courts symposium, 79 (1) Law And Contemporary Problems (2016) (Co-authored by: Laurence R. Helfer, and Mikael Rask Madsen).
  • How Context Shapes the Authority of International Courts, 79 Law And Contemporary Problems 1 (2016) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, and Mikael Rask Madsen).

Contributions to Books

  • Too Much Power for the Judges? Understanding the European Court’s Political Power, in Key Controversies In European Integration, 2d ed., edited by Hubert Zimmerman and Andreas Dür (2016) (Co-authored by: Daniel Kelemen).
  • The Evolution of International Law and Courts, in Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, edited by Orfeo Fioretos, Tulia G. Falleti, and Adam Sheingate (2016) at 590.
  • Regional Dispute Settlement, in Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse (2016) at 538 (Co-authored by: Liesbet Hooghe).

2015

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2014

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  • New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press 2014).

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  • Altering Politics: International Courts and the Construction of International and Domestic Politics, in Political Representation in the Global Age, edited by Peter A. Hall, Wade Jacoby, Jonah Levy, and Sophie Meunier (Cambridge University Press 2014).

2013

Books

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  • A New International Human Rights Court for West Africa: The Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States, 107 American Journal of International Law 737 (2013) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, and Jacqueline McAllister).
  • Legitimacy and Lawmaking: A Tale of Three International Courts, 14 Theoretical Inquiries In Law 479-502 (2013) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer).

Contributions to Books

  • The Multiple Roles of International Courts and Tribunals: Enforcement, Dispute Settlement, Constitutional and Administrative Review, in International Law and International Relations: Synthesizing Insights from Interdisciplinary Scholarship, edited by Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack (Cambridge University Press 2013).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

Working Papers

2012

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  • Transplanting the European Court of Justice: The Experience of the Andean Tribunal of Justice, 60 American Journal of Comparative Law 709-744 (2012) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer, and Osvaldo Saldias).
  • The Global Spread of European Style International Courts, 35 West European Politics 135-154 (2012).

Contributions to Books

  • Islands of Effective International Adjudication: Constructing an Intellectual Property Rule of Law in the Andean Community, reprinted in Spanish in Saiz Arnaiz, Alejandro, Morales-Antoniazzi, Meriela and Ugartemendia Eceizabarrena, Juan Ignacio editors Las implicaciones constitucionales de los procesos de integración en América Latina: Un análisis desde la Unión Europea (2012).

Working Papers

2011

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  • Tipping the Balance: International Courts and the Construction of International and Domestic Politics, 13 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 1-22 (2011).
  • Legal Integration in the Andes: Lawmaking by the Andean Tribunal of Justice, 17 European Law Journal 701-15 (2011) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer).
  • The Evolving International Judiciary, 7 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 387-415 (2011).

Working Papers

2010

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  • Islands of Effective International Adjudication: Constructing an Intellectual Property Rule of Law in the Andean Community reprinted, 6 Anuario Andino De Derechos Intelectuales 75-123 (2010) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer and Maria Florencia Guerzovich).
  • Nature or Nurture: Lawmaking in the European Court of Justice and the Andean Tribunal of Justice, 64 International Organization 563-592 (2010) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer ).
  • The Andean Tribunal of Justice and Its Interlocutors: Understanding Preliminary Reference Patterns in the Andean Community , 41 New York University Journal of International Law And Politics 871-930 (2009) (Co-authored by: Laurence R. Helfer ).

Contributions to Books

  • On Law And Policy in the European Court of Justice: An American Perspective, in Europe: The New Legal Realism (Djøf Publishing 2011) at Volume In Koch, Henning et al eds, Pages 1-9.
  • Judicialization of International Relations, in Encyclopedia of Political Science (Sage Publications 2011).

2009

Books

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  • The Andean Tribunal of Justice and its Interlocutors: Understanding the Preliminary Ruling Reference Patterns in the Andean Community, 41 Journal of International Law and Politics 871-929 (2009) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer).
  • Islands of Effective International Adjudication: Constructing an Intellectual Property Rule of Law in the Andean Community , 103 American Journal of International Law 1-47 (2009) (Co-authored by: Laurence Helfer and Maria Florencia Guerzovich).
  • The Politics of International Regime Complexity, 7 Perspectives On Politics 13-24 (2009) (Co-authored by: Sophie Meunier).

Working Papers

2008

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  • Delegating to International Courts: Self-Binding vs. Other-Binding Delegation , 71 Law And Contemporary Problems 37-76 (2008).
  • Agent or Trustee: International Courts in their Political Context, 14 European Journal of International Relations 33-63 (2008).

2006

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  • Private Litigants and the New International Courts, 39 Comparative Political Studies 22-49 (2006).
  • Banana Splits: Nested and Competing Regimes in the Transatlantic Banana Trade Dispute, 13 Journal of European Public Policy (2006) (Co-authored by: S. Meunier).

2004

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  • Unilateralism and Multilateralism in American Foreign Policy, 6 Northwestern Journal of International Relations (2004).

2003

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  • Resolving or Exacerbating Disputes? The WTO's New Dispute Resolution System, 79 (4) International Affairs 783-800 (2003).
  • Do International Courts Enhance Compliance with International Law?, 25 Review of Asian and Pacific Studies 51-78 (2003).

2002

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  • Law, Political Science and European Union Legal Studies: An interdisciplinary project?, 3 European Union Politics 113-123 (2002) Responses by Renaud Dehouse and Georg Vanberg.

2001

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2000

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  • Explaining Variation in the Use of European Litigation Strategies: EC law and UK Gender Equality Policy, 33 (4) Comparative Political Studies 316-346 (2000) (Co-authored by: Jeannette Vargas).

1998

Articles

  • Who are the Masters of the Treaty?: European Governments and the European Court of Justice, 52 (1) International Organization 125-152 (1998) Reprinted in Lisa Martin and Beth Simmons eds. International Institutions: An International Organization Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001.

1996

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  • The European Court's Political Power, 19 (3) West European Politics 458-487 (1996).

1994

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  • Judicial Politics in the European Community: European Integration and the Pathbreaking Cassis de Dijon decision, 24 (4) Comparative Political Studies 535-561 (1994) (Co-authored by: Sophie Meunier-Aitsahalia) Reprinted in Neil Nugent ed. The European Union: Volume II, 397-424. International Library of Politics and Comparative Government. Vermont: Dartmouth Press, 1997.