Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Paperback | October 1, 1994

EditorHedley Bull, Benedict Kingsbury, Adam Roberts

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While the works of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) have long been held in high esteem by international lawyers, this book addresses the broader, and neglected, theme of his contribution to the theoretical and practical aspects of international relations. It critically reappraises Grotius' thought,examining it in relation to his predecessors and in the context of the wars and controversies of his time, and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the `Grotian' tradition of thought - one which accepts the sovereignty of states but at the same time stresses the existence of shared values andthe necessity of rules.

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While the works of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) have long been held in high esteem by international lawyers, this book addresses the broader, and neglected, theme of his contribution to the theoretical and practical aspects of international relations. It critically reappraises Grotius' thought,examining it in relation to his predecessors ...

Hedley Bull is at Balliol College, Oxford. Benedict Kingsbury is at Duke University School of Law, North Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198277717

ISBN - 13:9780198277712

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`This collection provides both an instructive intellectual portrait (or portraits) of Grotius, and goes a long way to reaffirming the English school conceptions of order and international society ... Caught between the amoral vibrancy of American realism on the one hand, and the emergingcritical paradigms on the other, the English school has an ancien regime feel to it. If this is true, then this book clearly demonstrates the breadth of scholarship that we will be losing.'International Insights