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Formalism and the Sources of International Law

A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules

Jean d'Aspremont

  • Provides innovative and original scholarship on a key topic within international law, which affects everyone who studies and works within in the field
  • Controversially advocates a return to a more formal way of distinguishing between law and non-law
  • Provides a full overview of the different theories applicable to the determination and interpretation of the sources of international law
  • Critically analyses the formalist approach to determining international law and suggests ways to improve it