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Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Private International Law

Roxana Banu


This book seeks to demonstrate that contrary to conventional histories of the discipline, various nineteenth-century writings on Private International Law (PrIL), which focused on the individual, rather than the state, adopted an account of the individual as social and relationally constituted. The book dispels two common assumptions about the nineteenth-century intellectual history of the field: first all individual- and private-law-centered perspectives were overly liberal and individualistic; and second, the association between public and private international law enabled the latter to focu ... More

Keywords: statism, individualism, relationality, private international law, public international law, nineteenth-century intellectual history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198819844
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198819844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roxana Banu, author
Assistant Professor, Western Law School, Ontario