International legal rules are profoundly embedded in diverse social factors and processes. International law thus often reflects and affects societal factors nationally and internationally. This book exposes some central tenets of the sociological perspective and presents a sociological analysis of significant topics in current international law.
Moshe Hirsch is the Von Hofmannsthal Chair in International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in international economic law and international legal theory, with a particular emphasis on the sociology of international law. A significant part of his work involves interdisciplinary research that employs sociological theories, game theory, political economy, and international relations theory.