A New Framework
It is a pleasure to acknowledge the advice, input, and assistance that I have received in the writing of this book.
Work on the book has been funded by research grants from my academic institution, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The book is the result of longstanding support provided to me by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law over the past eleven years. In particular, I have received assistance and support from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library, as well as from my research assistant, Diana Nassar, who has been unfailingly helpful with all the chapters in this book. Moreover, I have sought the advice, and have benefited from the insights, of my colleagues at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on various arguments presented throughout this book.
The book also benefited from the comments of participants at the American Society of International Law Research Forum 2016, the American Society of International Law–Midwest Interest Group Annual Workshop 2016, and the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2016, at which I presented earlier drafts of this book’s various chapters.
Above all, I am grateful to my family: my husband, Frederic Girault, and my children, Luca, Lara, and Elena, to whom this book is dedicated. Their understanding and unconditional support have been an inspiration throughout this process. I thank them with the fullest heart imaginable.