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Published: 13 April 2017

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198768586

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System, Order, and International Law

The Early History of International Legal Thought from Machiavelli to Hegel

Editor Professor Stefan Kadelbach, Professor Thomas Kleinlein, and Mr David Roth-Isigkeit

The History and Theory of International Law

  • Adopts an interdisciplinary, historiographical approach in order to explore the development of positivist international legal theory
  • Covers a diverse collection of thinkers, including those not traditionally considered legal theorists, such as Montesquieu, Baruch Spinoza, and Adam Smith
  • Thematic chapters distil the common themes and demonstrate how the history of international law can offer new ways of coping with contemporary challenges