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From apology to Utopia : the structure of international legal argument

Author: Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Reissue with a new epilogueView all editions and formats
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"Drawing from a range of materials, Martti Koskenniemi demonstrates how international law becomes vulnerable to the contrasting criticisms of being either an irrelevant moralist Utopia or a manipulable facade for State interests. He examines the conflicts inherent in international law--sources, sovereignty, 'custom' and 'world order--and shows how legal discourse about such subjects can be described in terms of a  Read more...
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Koskenniemi, Martti.
From apology to Utopia.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)61757096
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martti Koskenniemi
ISBN: 0511140541 9780511140549 9780511139772 0511139772 9780511493713 0511493711
OCLC Number: 67714020
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 683 pages)
Contents: Objectivity in international law: conventional dilemmas --
Doctrinal history: the liberal doctrine of politics and its effect on international law --
The structure of modern doctrines --
Sovereignty --
Sources --
Custom --
Variations of world order: the structure of international legal argument --
Beyond objectivism --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Martti Koskenniemi.

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This book presents a critical view of international law as an argumentative practice that aims to 'depoliticise' international relations. Originally published in 1989, this 2006 Cambridge reissue  Read more...

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