Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law

Research Handbooks in International Law series

Edited by Alexander Orakhelashvili, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK

This pioneering Research Handbook, with contributions from renowned experts, provides a comprehensive scholarly framework for analyzing the theory and history of international law. Given the multiplication of theoretical approaches over the last three decades, and attendant fragmentation of scholarly efforts, this edited collection presents a useful doctrinal platform that will help academics and students to see the theory and history of international law in its entirety, and to understand how interdependent various aspects of the theory and history of international law really are.

‘The editor has done a masterful job of gathering leaders in this field, facilitating the flow of this book through the ages of the thinking it describes, and presenting an incredibly well-documented and authoritative treatment of a somewhat neglected subject.’
– American Society of International Law Newsletter

‘. . . the individual chapters are all eminently informative and very readable. It is therefore certainly true, as stated in the foreword by Philip Allott, that this Handbook will “encourage more thinkers and more thought” on international thought, and this is why it is. . . a very welcome addition to the literature.’
– Björn Elberling, German Yearbook of International Law

‘It is a good time in which to be a thinker about the remarkable present and the daunting future of the human world. The present volume will encourage more thinkers and more thought. It could not be more timely or more necessary.’
– From the Foreword by Philip Allott

2013 560 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 295 2 £39.20 £49.00 $61.60 $77.00
2011 560 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 354 9 £244.80 £184.00 $244.80 $272.00

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