ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

dinsdag 30 oktober 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Michael GEYER (Chicago) reviews Jennifer PITTS, Boundaries of the International (H-Net)



Michael Geyer (Chicago) reviewed Jennifer Pitt's Boundaries of the International, announced earlier on this blog.

First paragraph:
It is a categorical error to conceive of the global society of nations as a European system of states writ large. The world is not Europe; it never has been and never will be. Neither does the world follow Europe’s model; not even Europe follows its own purported model. Jennifer Pitts’s remarkable study, The Boundaries of the International, calls this categorical fallacy “parochial universalism” and demonstrates that it has deep roots in European thought.[1]
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