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.
Edited by Alexander Orakhelashvili, University of Birmingham, UK
Contents: Foreword Philip Allott Preface 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 Joerg Kammerhofer 7. `The Holiness of the Heart's Affection': Philip Allott's Theory of Social Idealism Iain Scobbie PART II: THEMATIC ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL THEORY 8. International Human Rights Law Theory Frederic Megret 9. The Philosophy 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