Series editors’ preface for, "The Public Law of Gender"

Kim Rubenstein, Thomas Pogge

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The idea for this series began in June 2005, when Kim Rubenstein applied for the position of Professor and Director of the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law. The Centre is recognised as the leading Australian academic centre bringing together public lawyers (scholars and practitioners in constitutional and administrative law broadly, but also specific areas of government regulation) and international lawyers from around the world. Established in 1990 with its inaugural director, Professor Philip Alston, the impact of the Centre and its work can be seen further at In discussing with the law faculty ideas for the Centre’s direction, Kim raised the concept underpinning this series. Each of the volumes flows from workshops bringing public and international lawyers and public and international policy experts together for interdisciplinary discussion on selected topics and themes. The workshops are organised with the following goals. First, they aim to attract both established scholars and outstanding early scholars. Second, at each of the workshops participants address specific questions and issues developing each other’s understandings and knowledge about public and international law and policy and the links between the disciplines as they intersect with the chosen subject. Third, papers are discussed and reviewed at the workshop collaboratively, then after the workshop the papers are finalised for the final editing phase for the overall manuscript. This phase includes internal peer review by participants themselves, as well as external and anonymous peer review from scholars who have not attended the workshop. The series seeks to broaden understanding of how public law and international law intersect. At the time of the initiation of the series, international and public law have mainly overlapped in discussions on how international law is implemented domestically. In the interim decade, a burgeoning literature has developed with a focus on intersecting issues in comparative public law, global administrative law and the selective migrations of law between fields. This series is unique in consciously bringing together public and international lawyers and scholars to examine these trends from their different standpoints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Public Law of Gender
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Local to the Global
EditorsKim Rubenstein, Katharine G. Young
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781316481493
ISBN (Print)9781107138575
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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