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International Legal Positivism in A Post-Modern World

Edited by: Jorg Kammerhofer, Jean D'Aspremont

ISBN13: 9781107019263
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99
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International Legal Positivism in a Post-Modern World provides fresh perspectives on one of the most important and most controversial families of theoretical approaches to the study and practice of international law. The contributors include leading experts on international legal theory who analyse and criticise positivism as a conceptual framework for international law, explore its relationships with other approaches and apply it to current problems of international law. Is legal positivism relevant to the theory and practice of international law today? Have other answers to the problems of international law and the critique of positivism undermined the positivist project and its narratives? Do modern forms of positivism, inspired largely by the theoretically sophisticated jurisprudential concepts associated with Hans Kelsen and H. L. A. Hart, remain of any relevance for the international lawyer in this 'post-modern' age? The authors provide a wide variety of views and a stimulating debate about this family of approaches.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction: the future of international legal positivism Jean d'Aspremont and Jörg Kammerhofer

Part I. Theorising International Legal Positivism:
2. Classical positivism in international law revisited Richard Collins
3. German intellectual historical origins of international legal positivism Jochen von Bernstorff
4. Hans Kelsen in today's international legal scholarship Jörg Kammerhofer
5. Herbert Hart in today's international legal scholarship Jean d'Aspremont
6. Beyond Kelsen and Hart Alexander Somek
7. Post-modern perspectives on orthodox positivism Ingo Venzke

Part II. Relating International Legal Positivism:
8. International legal positivism and modern natural law Patrick Capps
9. International legal positivism and legal realism Jeremy Telman
10. International legal positivism and constitutionalism Jan Klabbers
11. International legal positivism and new approaches to international law Sahib Singh

Part III. Using International Legal Positivism:
12. Interpretation Gleider Hernández
13. Teaching general public international law Florian Hoffmann
14. International law in domestic and supranational settings Beatrice Bonafé
15. Transnational governance regimes Dennis Patterson
16. Human rights from a neo-voluntarist perspective Théodore Christakis
17. International criminal law Dov Jacobs
18. International humanitarian law Yael Ronen
19. Use of force Christian Tams and Antonios Tzanakopoulos.