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The Gentle Civilizer of Nations

The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870–1960

The Gentle Civilizer of Nations by Martti Koskenniemi
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International law was born from the impulse to 'civilize' late nineteenth-century attitudes towards race and society, argues Martti Koskenniemi in this extensive study of the rise and fall of modern international law. In a work of wide-ranging intellectual scope, now available for the first time in paperback, Koskenniemi traces the emergence of a liberal sensibility relating to international matters in the late nineteenth century, and its subsequent decline after the Second World War. He combines legal analysis, historical and political critique and semi-biographical studies of key figures (including Hans Kelsen, Hersch Lauterpacht, Carl Schmitt and Hans Morgenthau); he also considers the role of crucial institutions (the Institut de droit international, the League of Nations). His discussion of legal and political realism at American law schools ends in a critique of post-1960 'instrumentalism'. This book provides a unique reflection on the possibility of critical international law today.
Cambridge University Press; November 2001
585 pages; ISBN 9780511035326
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Title: The Gentle Civilizer of Nations
Author: Martti Koskenniemi
 
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ISBNs
0511035322
9780511035326
9780521623117
9781316171349