ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 20 maart 2020

BOOK: Giulio BARTOLINI (ed.), A History of International Law in Italy [History and Theory of International Law] (Oxford: OUP, 2020), 512 p. ISBN 9780198842934, 95 GBP

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Book abstract:
This edited volume critically reassesses the history of international law studies in the Italian context. It addresses certain basic issues, including: How such studies have been impacted by global dynamics, in terms of theories, methodologies, or professional networks, and by context-dependent solutions based on local features, through a constant process of attrition and cross-fertilization; The extent to which historical and political turning points have influenced such studies, when scholars have been part of broader academic and public debates or even active participants as legal advisers or politicians; Whether international law has been used - or misused - by relevant actors in such contexts. Bringing together scholars specialized in international law and legal history, this volume first provides a historical examination of the theoretical legal analysis produced in the Italian context, exploring its main features and dissident voices. The second section assesses the impact on international law studies of key historical and political events involving Italy, both international and domestic, and, conversely, how such events have been influenced by international law evaluations. Finally, a concluding section places the preceding analysis within a broader and contemporary perspective. This volume thus intervenes in the growing debate on the need to explore international law from comparative and situated viewpoints, in the light of the perpetual pendulum between the center and periphery of the international legal system.
Table of contents:
  • Giulio Bartolini, What is a History of International Law in Italy for? International Law through the Prism of National Perspectives 
  • Claudia Storti, Early “Italian” Scholars of Ius Gentium 
  • Walter Rech, International Law as a Political Language, 1600– 1859 
  • Edoardo Greppi, The Risorgimento and the “Birth” of International Law in Italy 
  • Eloisa Mura, The Construction of the International Law Discipline in Italy between the Mancinian and Positive Schools 
  • Giulio Bartolini, Italian Legal Scholarship of International Law in the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century
  • Antonello Tancredi, The (Immediate) Post- World War II Period 
  • Ivan Ingravallo, The Formation of International Law Journals in Italy: Their Role in the Discipline 
  • Mirko Sossai, Catholicism and the Evolution of International Law Studies in Italy 
  • Lorenzo Gradoni, Burn Out and Fade Away: Marxism in Italian International Legal Scholarship
  • Pietro Franzina, The Integrated Approach to Private and Public International Law— A Distinctive Feature of Italian Legal Thinking
  • Sergio Marchisio, The Unification of Italy and International Law 
  • Tommaso Di Ruzza, The “Roman Question”: The Dissolution of the Papal State, the Creation of the Vatican City State, and the Debate on the International Legal Personality of the Holy See 
  • Tullio Scovazzi, The Italian Approach to Colonialism: The First Experiences in Eritrea and Somalia 
  • Giulio Bartolini, Italy between the Two World Wars: International Law Issues
  • Roberto Virzo, The Influence of Italian International Law Scholars on the Crafting of the 1948 Constitution 
  • Enrico Milano, The Main International Law Issues Arising in the Aftermath of World War II 
  • Giovanni Distefano & Robert Kolb, Some Contributions from and Influence of the Italian Doctrine of International Law 
  • Paolo Palchetti, The Italian Doctrine over Recent Decades
On the contributors:
Edited by Giulio Bartolini, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Roma Tre
Giulio Bartolini is associate professor of International Law at the Department of Law, Roma Tre University. He is editor-in-chief of the 'Yearbook of International Disaster Law' (Brill) and managing editor of the bilingual e-journal 'Questions of International Law/Questions de droit international'.
Contributors:
List of Contributors
Giulio Bartolini, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Roma Tre
Giovanni DiStefano, Professor of International Law, University of Neuchâtel
Tommaso Di Ruzza, Director of the Financial Intelligence Authority, Holy See
Pietro Franzina, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Ferrara
Lorenzo Gradoni, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
Edoardo Greppi, Professor of International Law, University of Turin
Ivan Ingravallo, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Bari
Robert Kolb, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva
Sergio Marchisio, Professor of International Law, Sapienza University of Rome
Enrico Milano, Professor of International Law, University of Verona
Eloisa Mura, Lecturer of Legal History, University of Cagliari
Paolo Palchetti, Professor of International Law, Universities of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Macerata
Walter Rech, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
Tullio Scovazzi, Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Bicocca
Mirko Sossai, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Roma Tre
Claudia Storti, Professor of Legal History, University of Milan
Antonello Tancredi, Professor of International Law at the Universities of Cote d'Azur and Palermo
Roberto Virzo, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Sannio 
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