This project has lead to various publications, including my second monograph, Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2019), as well as various articles and book chapters that explore how international law and anthropology have shaped how global governance has operated in the long twentieth century. It builds on the work of historians of ideas who have called on scholars to “provincialize Europe” or moved to a “global  history,” thereby paying attention to the interactions between the global context and regional and/or imperial processes, in contrast to conventional accounts of academic disciplines that focus on national legacies, intellectual or otherwise.

This project has lead to various publications, including my second monograph, Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2019), as well as various articles and book chapters that explore how international law and anthropology have shaped how global governance has operated in the long twentieth century. The latest output, supported by the Fond National Suisse, is a special issue of Durkheimian Studies, which proposes a global intellectual history of what we may call the “sciences of the international” in the twentieth century.

Publications

1.

Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea

Grégoire Mallard, 2019. Cambridge University Press.
Since Marcel Mauss published his foundational essay The Gift in 1925, many anthropologists and specialists of international relations have seen in the exchange of gifts, debts, loans, concessions or reparations the sources of international solidarity and international law. A century after Mauss, we may ask: what is the relevance of his ideas on gift exchanges and international solidarity? By tracing how Mauss's theoretical and normative ideas inspired prominent thinkers and government officials in France and Algeria, from Pierre Bourdieu to Mohammed Bedjaoui, Grégoire Mallard adds a building block to our comprehension of the role that anthropology, international law, and economics have played in shaping international economic governance from the age of European colonization to the latest European debt crisis. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core

12 May 2020

2.

The Gift as Colonial Ideology: Marcel Mauss and the “Solidarist” Colonial Policy in the Interwar Period

Grégoire Mallard, 2018
Journal of International Political Theory, 14(2): 183-202

12 May 2020

3.

The Gift Revisited: Marcel Mauss on War, Debt and the Politics of Reparations

Grégoire Mallard, 2011
Sociological Theory. 29(4): 225-247

12 May 2020

4.

“La genèse des droits de l’Europe des droits de l’homme: Enjeux juridiques et stratégies d’Etat (France, Grande-Bretagne et pays scandinaves, 1945-1970)," by Mikael Rask Madsen

Grégoire Mallard, 2013
Critique Internationale. 58(1):175-180

12 May 2020

5.

The Eclipse of Global Legal Pluralism in Ethnology: A French Trajectory

Grégoire Mallard, 2020
Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism, edited by Paul Schiff Berman. Oxford University Press

12 Jun 2020

6.

Gift Exchange: An Interview for the New Books Network

Grégoire Mallard, October 2019.
Interview by Ryan Tripp

14 Jun 2020

7.

L’Europe et le mythe de la paix permanente: Les métamorphoses du pluralisme juridique au vingtième siècle

Grégoire Mallard, 2020
in Traversées de mondes : Rencontres Recherche et Création, edited by Catherine Courtet, Mireille Besson, Françoise Lavocat, and Alain Viala. CNRS edition.

12 Jun 2020