This pioneering Research Handbook, with contributions from renowned experts, provides a comprehensive scholarly framework for analyzing the theory and history of international law.
Given the multiplication of theoretical approaches over the last three decades, and attendant fragmentation of scholarly efforts, this edited collection presents a useful doctrinal platform that will help academics and students to see the theory and history of international law in its entirety, and to understand how interdependent various aspects of the theory and history of international law really are.
Being the first comprehensive analysis of theory and history of international law, this unique book will be of great benefit to academics and students of international politics, ethics and philosophy.
`The editor has done a masterful job of gathering leaders in this field, facilitating the flow of this book through the ages of the thinking it describes, and presenting an incredibly well-documented and authoritative treatment of a somewhat neglected subject.' -- American Society of International Law Newsletter `. . . the individual chapters are all eminently informative and very readable. It is therefore certainly true, as stated in the foreword by Philip Allott, that this Handbook will "encourage more thinkers and more thought" on international thought, and this is why it is. . . a very welcome addition to the literature.' -- Bjoern Elberling, German Yearbook of International Law `It is a good time in which to be a thinker about the remarkable present and the daunting future of the human world. The present volume will encourage more thinkers and more thought. It could not be more timely or more necessary.' -- From the Foreword by Philip Allott
Contents: Foreword Philip Allott PART I: THE ESSENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL THEORY 1. The Relevance of Theory and History: The Essence and Origins of International Law Alexander Orakhelashvili 2. Early-Modern Scholarship on International Law Alain Wijffels 3. Natural Law and the Law of Nations Patrick Capps 4. The Origins of Consensual Positivism - Pufendorf, Wolff, and Vattel Alexander Orakhelashvili 5. The Transformation of International Law in the 19th Century Amnon Lev 6. Hans Kelsen's Place in International Legal Theory Jorg Kammerhofer 7. The Holiness of the Heart's AffectionA": Philip Allott's Theory of Social Idealism Iain Scobbie PART II: THEMATIC ASPECTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL THEORY 8. International Human Rights Law Theory Frederic Megret 9. Theory of International Criminal Law Robert Cryer 10. International Law and EU Law: Between Asymmetric Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation Katja S Ziegler 11. International Law, International Politics, and Ideology Alexander Orakhelashvili PART III: HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 12. Periodization and International Law William E. Butler 13. Acculturation through the Middle Ages: The Islamic Law of Nations and its Place in the History of International Law Jean Allain 14. The Classical Law of Nations (1500-1800) Randall Lesaffer 15. The 19th Century Life of International Law Alexander Orakhelashvili 16. International Law between Universality and Regional Fragmentation. The Historical Case of Russia Lauri Malksoo 17. International Law in the 20th Century Carlo Focarelli Index
Series: Research Handbooks in International Law Series
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: EDWARD ELGAR PUB CO
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15
Weight (kg): 1.08