Through a collective biographical methodology of four scholars (Hans Kelsen, Hans J. Morgenthau, Hersch Lauterpacht and Erich Kaufmann) this book investigates how Jewish identity and intellectual ties to Judaic civilisation in the German speaking and legal context influenced international law. By using biblical constitutive metaphors, it argues that Jewish German lawyers inherited, inter alia, a particular Jewish legal approach that ‘made’ their understanding of the law as a means to reach God. The overarching argument is that because of their Jewish heritage, Jewish scholars inherited the endorsement of earthly particularism for the sake of universalism and the other way around: for the sake of universalism, humanity’s differences need to be solved through the law.
A Gateway between a Distant God and a Cruel World
In Enemies of Mankind Walter Rech offers a contextual history of the collective security doctrine articulated by Swiss international lawyer Emer de Vattel (1714-67) in the authoritative treatise Droit des gens of 1758.
René Urueña, Universidad de Los Andes
Building on the notion of a risk society, this book offers an alternative to the traditional notion of international legal subjects by arguing that international law creates fragmented subjectivities, whose conflicting identities help perpetuate a certain global loss of sense that is ...
The book illustrates the function of legal doctrines in a discourse on the extent of powers of international institutions, and questions whether a move to a constitutional vocabulary can transcend the dichotomy at the heart of diverging constructions of powers.
This book explores the causes, forms and consequences of racial discrimination as well as the international and European legal responses thereto. It explains why the law fails to eliminate discrimination and suggests ways forward.
Recasting the critical challenge to international law in positive terms, this book examines what is left of international law if we accept both that apolitical rules are impossible and that the values used to justify them are irreducibly, radically subjective.
The book offers several perspectives to the analysis of the expansion and diversification of international legal responses to terrorism. It focuses, in particular, on the move during the past decade towards more indirect forms of responsibility.
This book presents an analysis of international law in support of educationally disadvantaged young people and adults. Focusing on Roma, it introduces a scheme for identifying situations where they become subjected to discrimination by state parties to relevant international standards.
María José Falcón y Tella
This volume seeks to disentangle the limits and possibilities of the tradition of civil disobedience: in what circumstances is it right, or perhaps necessary, to say "no"? The jurisprudential and philosophical literature discussed here is truly enormous and provides a complex and reliable ...
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