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International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Martti Koskenniemi, Walter Rech, and Manuel Jiménez Fonseca

Abstract

In times in which ‘global governance’ in its various forms, such as human rights, international trade law and development projects, is increasingly promoted by transnational economic actors and international institutions that seem to be detached from democratic processes of legitimation, the question of the relationship between international law and empire is as topical as ever. By examining this relationship in historical contexts from early modernity to the present, this volume aims at deepening current understandings of the way international legal institutions, practices, and narratives hav ... More

Keywords: International law, law of nations, empire, history, critique, Eurocentrism, ambivalence, colonialism, imperialism, global governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795575
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martti Koskenniemi, editor
Academy Professor and Director, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki

Walter Rech, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki

Manuel Jiménez Fonseca, editor
Doctoral Researcher, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki

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