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Published: 04 May 2017

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190622343

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The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas

Empire and Legal Networks

Dr. Juan Pablo Scarfi

The History and Theory of International Law

  • Explores the intellectual history of American international law in the Western Hemisphere
  • Studies the rise and evolution of the American Institute of International Law (AIIL)
  • Focuses on recent scholarship on the history of international law in the U.S. and Latin America
  • Argues that American international law was driven by a U.S.-led imperial aspiration of civilizing Latin America through the promotion of the international rule of law