Theory of International Law

By Robert Kolb

Robert Kolb seeks to analyze various aspects of international law. He takes a threefold approach to his analysis. First, he tries to determine the fundamental characteristics of international law, the forces that explain and impregnate its applications. Second, the multiple relations between law and policy are analyzed. Politics are a highly relevant factor for the implementation of each legal order (and also a threat to it). This is all the more true in international law, where the two forces, law and politics, are significantly close. Third, the author concentrates on a series of fundamental socio-legal notions: the common weal, justice, legal security, reciprocity (plus equality and proportionality), liberty, ethics and social morality, and reason. This book is essential reading for all serious international law scholars. [Subject: International Law, Legal Philosophy]

Publication Date: 10/20/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781782258803