Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Critical International LawPostrealism, Postcolonialism, and Transnationalism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Prabhakar Singh and Benoît Mayer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450633.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 March 2019

Descendants of Realism?

Descendants of Realism?

Policy-Oriented International Lawyers as Guardians of Democracy

Chapter:
(p.29) 1 Descendants of Realism?
Source:
Critical International Law
Author(s):

Hengameh Saberi

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450633.003.0001

This chapter presents the New Haven School’s policy-oriented approach as the first systematic postrealist jurisprudence in American international legal thought. The chapter argues that, in line with its central normative commitment, the Yale Law School’s perspective entrusts the international lawyer with the task of advancing human dignity. The New Haven School’s international law, the chapter suggests, embraces a new existential rationale, of tutoring of minds and integration of ‘personalities’ toward a homogeneous global order. It concludes that this professional image markedly distinguishes the New Haven jurisprudence from the teachings of legal realists, but a study of its intellectual pedigree in Lasswell’s thought has so far been absent from the literature on the policy-oriented jurisprudence.

Keywords:   New Haven School, policy-oriented, postrealism, human dignity, Lasswell, personality

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .