Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 March 2021

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198863830

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Crafting the International Order

Practitioners and Practices of International Law since c.1800

Edited by Marcus M. Payk and Kim Christian Priemel

The History and Theory of International Law

  • Uncovers the significant contribution of lawyers to international politics over the past three hundred years
  • Explores how politicians, diplomats, and military advisers have considered their tasks on the world stage in distinctly legal terms
  • Breaks down accepted dichotomies of 'law' and 'politics', and 'theory' and 'practice', by focussing on real conflicts and interactions which took place in historically contingent situations
  • Contributes to ongoing debates about the historical origins of international law