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23 March 2023

Top literary prize for academic

A book authored by a King’s College London academic has received a prestigious award.


Dr Carmen Pavel’s Law Beyond the State: Dynamic Coordination, State Consent, and Binding International Law has been announced winner of the 2023 Best Book Award by the International Studies Association’s International Law Section.

Dr Pavel, a member of the Department of Political Economy, received the award at the association’s conference held earlier this month.

In the book, Dr Pavel - a reader in politics, philosophy, and economics at King’s - offers a Humean case for a more robust system of international law. She presents a normative challenge to realist views of international politics and argues for the importance of the ideal of the rule of law in reforming the core features of international law.

You can find out more about the book, published by Oxford University Press, here.

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Carmen  Pavel

Reader in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics