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The gentle civilizer of nations the rise and fall of international law 1870-1960

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This page intentionally left blank The Gentle Civilizer of Nations The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870–1960 Modern international law was born from the impulse to “civilize” late nineteenth-century attitudes towards race and society, argues Martti Koskenniemi in this highly readable study of the rise and fall of classical international law. In a work of wide-ranging intellectual scope, Koskenniemi traces the emergence of a liberal sensibility relating to international matters in the late
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  This page intentionally left blank   TheGentleCivilizerofNations TheRiseandFallofInternationalLaw1870–1960 Moderninternationallawwasbornfromtheimpulseto“civilize”latenineteenth-centuryattitudestowardsraceandsociety,arguesMarttiKoskenniemiinthishighlyreadablestudyoftheriseandfallofclassicalinternationallaw.Inaworkofwide-rangingintellectualscope,Koskenniemitracestheemergenceofaliberalsensibilityrelatingtointernationalmattersinthelatenineteenthcentury,anditssubsequentdeclineaftertheSecondWorldWar.Hecombineslegalanalysis,historicalandpoliticalcritiqueandsemi-biographicalstudiesofkey fi gures(includingHansKelsen,HerschLauterpacht,CarlSchmitt,andHansMorgenthau);healsoconsiderstheroleof crucialinstitutions(suchasthe Institutdedroitinternational  andtheLeagueofNations).Hisdiscussionoflegalandpoliticalrealismat Americanlawschoolsendsinacritiqueofpost-1960“instrumen-talism.”Alongwiththebook’sotherchapters,thisprovidesauniquere fl ectiononthepossibilityofcriticalinternationallawtoday.   isProfessorofInternationalLawattheUniversityofHelsinkiandmemberoftheGlobalLawSchoolFacultyatNewYorkUniversity.HewasamemberoftheFinnishMinistryforForeignA ff  airsfrom1978to1995,serving,among otherassignments,asheadoftheInternationalLawDivision.HehasalsoservedasFinland’srepresentativeatanumberofinterna-tionalbodiesandmeetings,includingnumeroussessionsoftheUNGeneralAssembly;hewaslegaladvisertotheFinnishdelegationattheUNSecurityCouncilin1989–1990.Hismainpublicationsare FromApologytoUtopia.TheStructureofInternationalLegalArgument  (1989), InternationalLawAspectsoftheEuropeanUnion (edited,1997)and StateSuccession:Codi   fi  cationTestedAgainsttheFacts  (co-edited,withPierreMichelEisemann,1999).   Availabletitlesintheseries    TheGentleCivilizerofNationsTheRiseandFallofInternationalLaw1870–19600521623111    Self-DeterminationofPeoples ALegalAppraisal052163752X    InternationalLawandtheAntarcticTreatySystem0521463114    AspectsoftheAdministrationofInternationalJustice0521463122  .  StateImmunitySomeRecentDevelopments052146319X   TheInternationalLawCommission0521463203  - CorporationsinandunderInternationalLaw0521463246
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