The Public International Law Theory of Hans Kelsen by von Bernstorff

By von Bernstorff

This research of Hans Kelsen's overseas legislations thought takes under consideration the context of the German overseas felony discourse within the first half the 20th century, together with the reactions of Carl Schmitt and different Weimar rivals of Kelsen. the connection among his natural thought of legislation and his overseas legislations writings is tested, permitting the reader to appreciate how Kelsen attempted to sq. his personal liberal cosmopolitan venture along with his methodological convictions as specified by his natural thought of legislations. ultimately, Jochen von Bernstorff discusses the boundaries and carrying on with relevance of Kelsenian formalism for overseas legislations lower than the time period of ‘reflexive formalism', and gives a mirrored image on Kelsen's conception of overseas legislation opposed to the history of present debates over constitutionalisation, institutionalisation and fragmentation of foreign legislations. The e-book additionally contains biographical sketches of Hans Kelsen and his major scholars Alfred Verdross and Joseph L. Kunz.

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