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International Law Theories: An Inquiry into Different Ways of Thinking

Andrea Bianchi


This book offers an account of different theoretical approaches to international law and it extends to the reader an invitation to engage with legal thinking. Most international lawyers do not reflect on theories of international law, as they are mostly trained to practice law, and not to think about it. One rarely finds courses on international legal theories in law school curricula. More generally, epistemology is a neglected issue in this field. Consequently, researchers and students are not encouraged to explore different approaches to thinking about international law. The main aim of this ... More

Keywords: international law theory, jurisprudence, methodology, interdisciplinarity, scientific field, epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198725114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Bianchi, author
Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva