ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 30 november 2020

BOOK: Ekaterina YAHYAOUI KRIVENKO, Space and Fates of International Law - Between Leibniz and Hobbes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020). ISBN 9781108488754, 85.00 GBP

(Source: CUP)

CUP is publishing a new book on the influence exercised by the concept of space on the emergence and continuing operation of international law.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The book offers the first analysis of the influence exercised by the concept of space on the emergence and continuing operation of international law. By adopting a historical perspective and analysing work of two central early modern thinkers – Leibniz and Hobbes – it offers a significant addition to a limited range of resources on early modern history of international law. The book traces links between concepts of space, universality, human cognition, law, and international law in these two early modern thinkers in a comparative fashion. Through this analysis, the book demonstrates the dependency of the contemporary international law on the Hobbesian concept of space. Although some Leibnizian elements continue to operate, they are distorted. This continuing operation of Leibnizian elements is explained by the inability of international law, which is based on the Hobbesian concept of space, to ensure universality of its normative foundation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ekaterina Yahyaoui KrivenkoNational University of Ireland, Galway


Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko is the current Chair of the Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy of the European Society of International Law. In 2016 she received NUI Galway President's award for research excellence. Her work critically examines theoretical underpinnings of international law and human rights.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Science and Law in the Seventeenth Century

3. Space

4. The Idea of Universals and Human Cognition

4. Law

5. Intermezzo

6. Space(s) of International Law

7. Conclusions and Way Forward

 

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(source: ESCLH Blog)