Hans Kelsen in Today's International Legal Scholarship

@inproceedings{Kammerhofer2012HansKI,
  title={Hans Kelsen in Today's International Legal Scholarship},
  author={J{\"o}rg Kammerhofer},
  year={2012}
}
Can we call Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law an example - or even the epitome - of post-modern international legal positivism? The Pure Theory of Law’s radical programme rivals that of many other critical scholarly projects; as a ‘down-to-earth’ critical enterprise, its deconstructive arguments hit orthodox doctrine harder than those of most post-modernists. Moreover, it also contains a constructive side. This chapter first and foremost aims to show that the Pure Theory can be an attractive… Expand
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