May 27, 2011
Research Methodologies in EU and International Law
By Robert Cryer, Tamara Hervey and Bal Sokhi-Bulley, with Alexandra Bohm, Research Methodologies in EU and International Law (Hart Publishing, April 2011) (snips from the product description):
Law research students often begin their PhDs without having an awareness of methodology, or the opportunity to think about the practice of research and its theoretical implications. Law Schools are, however, increasingly alive to the need to provide training in research methods to their students. They are also alive to the need to develop the research capacities of their early career scholars, not least for the Research Excellence Framework exercise. This book offers a structured approach to doing so, focusing on issues of methodology - ie, the theoretical elements of research - within the context of EU and international law.
The basic aim of the book is to help scholars in EU and international law reflect on their research: where does it fit within the discipline, what kinds of research questions they think interesting, how do they pursue them, what theoretical perspective best supports their way of thinking their project, and so on. The book is aimed both at PhD students and early career scholars in EU and international law, and also at more established scholars who are interested in reflecting on the development of their discipline, as well as supervising research projects.
Hat tip to the International Law Prof Blog post by Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Lecturer in EU Law, National University of Ireland, Galway [JH]