Karen Alter

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19942018
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2018

The Empire of International Law?

Alter, K., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of International Law.

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international law
university teacher
League of Nations
self-defense
public law
2016
25 Citations (Scopus)

Backlash against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes and consequences

Alter, K., Gathii, J. T. & Helfer, L. R., May 1 2016, In : European Journal of International Law. 27, 2, p. 293-328 36 p.

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East Africa
West Africa
Southern Africa
court of justice
cause
42 Citations (Scopus)

How context shapes the authority of international courts

Alter, K., Helfer, L. R. & Madsen, M. R., Jan 1 2016, In : Law and contemporary problems. 79, 1, p. 1-36 36 p.

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2015

Backlash against international courts in west, east and southern africa: Causes and consequences

Alter, K. J., Gathii, J. T. & Helfer, L. R., May 12 2015, In : iCourts Working Paper Series.

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2014

Beyond the bubbles: Sodagate reminds us good vs. evil not always so clear

Alter, K. J., Feb 10 2014, In : Huffington Post.

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Four well-intentioned international law ideas doomed to fail

Alter, K. J., May 20 2014, In : OZY Media.

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German high court challenges the european central bank pledge to defend the euro

Alter, K. J., Mar 6 2014, In : Global Post.

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Has Putin broken international law?

Alter, K. J., Mar 5 2014, In : CNN (Cable News Network).

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International law's legacy vs. the cases of Ukraine and Syria

Alter, K. J., Mar 27 2014, In : Huffington Post.

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Let nations, not the world, prosecute corruption

Alter, K. J. & Sorensen, J., Apr 30 2014, In : US News and World Report.

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Will america's failed domestic policy spur a new cold war?

Alter, K. J., May 13 2014, In : Huffington Post.

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2013
42 Citations (Scopus)

A new international human rights court for West Africa: The ecowas community court of justice

Alter, K., Helfer, L. R. & McAllister, J. R., Oct 1 2013, In : American Journal of International Law. 107, 4, p. 737-779 43 p.

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court of justice
West Africa
human rights
community

International law and chemical weapons: Conservative arguments of substance

Alter, K. J., Nov 15 2013, In : Huffington Post.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Legitimacy and lawmaking: A tale of three international courts

Helfer, L. R. & Alter, K., Jan 1 2013, In : Theoretical Inquiries in Law. 14, 2, p. 479-503 25 p.

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legitimacy
court of justice
justice
political impact
regional integration

Marketing Comparative Law and Legal Institutions to a Broad Audience

Alter-Hanson, K., 2013, In : APSA - Law and Courts Newsletter. 22, 3, p. 43-45 3 p.

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2012
56 Citations (Scopus)

The Global Spread of European Style International Courts

Alter, K. J., Jan 1 2012, In : West European Politics. 35, 1, p. 135-154 20 p.

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European Court of Justice
legal order
international law
2011
8 Citations (Scopus)

Legal Integration in the Andes: Law-Making by the Andean Tribunal of Justice

Alter, K. & Helfer, L. R., Sep 1 2011, In : European Law Journal. 17, 5, p. 701-715 15 p.

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European Court of Justice
justice
treaty
Law
international agreement
18 Citations (Scopus)

The evolving international judiciary

Alter, K., Nov 7 2011, In : Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 7, p. 387-415 29 p.

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judiciary
teleology
war crime
proliferation
human rights

The Evolving Transnational Legal Order

Alter, K. J., 2011, In : Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 7, p. 387-415

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The Judiciary’s New Robes: The Evolution of International Court Power

Alter, K., 2011, In : The Berlin Journal. 21

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politics
European Court of Justice
Law
international law
international relations
2010
53 Citations (Scopus)

Nature or nurture? Judicial lawmaking in the european court of justice and the Andean Tribunal of justice

Alter, K. & Helfer, L. R., Sep 1 2010, In : International Organization. 64, 4, p. 563-592 30 p.

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European Court of Justice
justice
nature-nurture
Nature
Justice
political power
politics
political influence
legal system
social support
2009
49 Citations (Scopus)

Islands of effective international adjudication: Constructing an intellectual property rule of law in the Andean Community

Helfer, L. R., Alter, K. & Guerzovich, M. F., Jan 1 2009, In : American Journal of International Law. 103, 1, p. 1-47 47 p.

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intellectual property
constitutional state
community
339 Citations (Scopus)

The politics of international regime complexity

Alter, K. & Meunier, S., Mar 1 2009, In : Perspectives on Politics. 7, 1, p. 13-24 12 p.

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international regime
politics
obligation
International Conflicts
international cooperation
2008
105 Citations (Scopus)

Agents or trustees? International courts in their political context

Alter, K., Mar 1 2008, In : European Journal of International Relations. 14, 1, p. 33-63 31 p.

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principal-agent-theory
threat
politics
International Organizations
loyalty
48 Citations (Scopus)

Delegating to international courts: Self-binding v.s other-binding delegation

Alter, K., Aug 13 2008, In : Law and Contemporary Problems. 71, 1, p. 37-76 40 p.

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2006

Banana Splits: Nested and Competing Regimes in the Transatlantic Banana Trade Dispute

Alter, K. & Meunier, S., 2006, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 30, p. 362-368

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56 Citations (Scopus)

Private litigants and the new international courts

Alter, K., Feb 1 2006, In : Comparative Political Studies. 39, 1, p. 22-49 28 p.

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jurisdiction
trend
statute
governance
lack
2003

Do International Courts Enhance Compliance with International Law?

Alter, K., 2003, In : Review of Asian and Pacific Studies. 25, p. 51-78

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2002
6 Citations (Scopus)

Law, Political Science and EU Legal Studies: An Interdisciplinary Project?

Alter, K., Dehousse, R. & Vanberg, G., Jan 1 2002, In : European Union Politics. 3, 1, p. 113-136 24 p.

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Interdisciplinary Studies
political science
EU
Law
2000

Do the lessons of eu legal integration "travel"

Alter, K. J., 2000, In : European Community Studies Association Review. 13, p. 3-4

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121 Citations (Scopus)
European Law
equality
legal system
European Community
gender
113 Citations (Scopus)

The European Union's legal system and domestic policy: Spillover or backlash?

Alter, K. J., Jan 1 2000, In : International Organization. 54, 3, p. 489-518 30 p.

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domestic policy
legal system
Spillover
European Union
Legal system
1996
118 Citations (Scopus)

The European court's political power

Alter, K. J., Jan 1 1996, In : West European Politics. 19, 3, p. 458-487 30 p.

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political power
European Law
politician
legal system
court decision
1994
136 Citations (Scopus)

Judicial Politics in the European Community: European Integration and the Pathbreaking Cassis de Dijon decision

Alter, K. & Meunier-Aitsahalia, S., 1994, In : Comparative Political Studies. 24, p. 535-561

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