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A post-modern international law? Martti Koskenniemi’s thinking between political realism and rhetoric
Author/s: Geminello Preterossi 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 131-140 FullText PDF:  157 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SD2015-003007
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International law has always been to a certain extent "liquid", flexible, hemmed in between the contingency of politics and of power relationships, and a theoretically highly demanding meta-legal universalism that is exposed to obvious practical risks. These days, there are plausible grounds for the perception that post-Westphalian international law - which is really a blend of hegemonies and humanitarianism, of super-sovereign immunities and globalism - is detached from the traditional debate about the legal, ethical or political nature of the ius gentium. Strategic and hegemonic interests have not simply fizzled away: they make use of the oscillating nature of post-classical international law to legitimise asymmetries and hierarchies
Keywords: International law - Martti Koskenniemi - Globalisation - Humanitarian law

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Geminello Preterossi, A post-modern international law? Martti Koskenniemi’s thinking between political realism and rhetoric in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 3/2015, pp. 131-140, DOI:10.3280/SD2015-003007


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