A fundamental challenge to the foundations of the discipline of international law Anthony Carty critiques the discipline of international law, showing the necessary place of philosophy within it. He shows you how traditional philosophy has always been an integral part of international law.
Carty explores the extent of the disintegration and confusion in the discipline and offers various ways of renewing philosophical practice. A range of approaches are covered - post-structuralism, neo-Marxist geopolitics, social-democratic constitutional theory and existential phenomenology - encouraging the reader to think afresh about how far to bring order to, or find order in, contemporary international society.
Anthony Carty is Cheng Yu Tung Chair of Public International Law at the Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing and Professor of Law at the University of Aberdeen.
Introduction: What Place for Doctrine in a Time of Fragmentation?; 1. Continuing Uncertainty in the Mainstream; 2. Towards a New Theory of Personality in International Law; 3. The Existence of States and the Use of Force; 4. International Economic/Financial Law Index.