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Universal International Law: Nineteenth-Century Histories of Imposition and Appropriation

  title={Universal International Law: Nineteenth-Century Histories of Imposition and Appropriation},
  author={Arnulf Becker Lorca},
  journal={Harvard International Law Journal},
  • Arnulf Becker Lorca
  • Published 2010
  • Law, History, Political Science
  • Harvard International Law Journal
Governing interstate relations across the globe, contemporary international law is universal. But this is a relatively recent phenomenon: until the nineteenth century, the laws regulating interactions between sovereign polities were circumscribed to discrete regions of the world. How did international law become universal? This article critiques the assumption, held by most scholars, that this process was one of European expansion, arguing instead that international law universalized when… 

A Critical Examination of the Concept of Imperialism in Marxist and Third World Approaches to International Law

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The rise of China and the strategy of universality of international law

  • Congyan Cai
  • Education
    China International Strategy Review
  • 2021
The idea of universality significantly influences the spirit, structure, and direction of international law. The Western world initially expounded and then imposed and diffused the concept that

Living Law in Japan: Social Jurisprudence in the Interwar Period

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Counter-imperial orientalism: Friedrich Berber and the politics of international law in Germany and India, 1920s–1960s*

Abstract The most trenchant critiques of Western international law are framed around the legacy of its historic complicity in the imperial project of governing non-European peoples. International law

The Co-Constitution of Order

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Introduction: Power, Law and the Declaration of Paris

Despite being an inherent part of international relations for more than four centuries, the relationship between power and international law is still poorly understood.’ We all know that

Challenging the Paris Peace Treaties, State Sovereignty, and Western-Dominated International Law – The Multifaceted Genesis of the Jus Cogens Doctrine

  • F. Lange
  • Political Science
    Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 2018
Abstract The genesis of the jus cogens doctrine in international law has long been associated with a turn to a more value-laden international law after the Second World War promoted by British

International Law, State Will, and the Standard of Civilization in Japan’s Assertion of Sovereign Equality

As a result of World War II—that truncated version of a much longer conflict in east Asia—Japanese colonialism and its demise by nuclear weapons have come to obscure Japan’s unique accomplishments in

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This dissertation makes visible the neglected economic dimensions of the interventions by interwar international institutions in three cases: the League of Nations’ intervention in the dispute

The Emergence and Transformation of International Order: International Law in China, 1860–1949

Abstract:The interaction between global and local norms is the key issue of sociolegal research on globalization and world society. The globallocal interaction of norms generally has two directions: