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Hobbes, Realism and the Tradition of International Law

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Charles CovellAssociate Professor of Jurisprudence, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

ISBN13: 9780333761540
ISBN: 0333761545
Published: July 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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Charles Covell considers the poltical thought of Thomas Hobbes in relation to the tradition of international law, and with the intention to challenge the reading of Hobbes as the exponent of the realist standpoint in international thought and practice. The relation of Hobbes to international law is explained through attention to the place that he occupies among the modern secular natural law thinkers, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel, who founded the modern system of the law of nations.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
First principles of law, state and government in Hobbes's civil philosophy; natural law, the law of nations and realism and international politics; the tradition of international law.