This book examines various aspects of the legal sources of international law. It intends to make a contribution towards rehabilitating 'theory' - a post-realist theory which would articulate for international lawyers the experience of what some have called post-modernism.
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Contents: A realistic jurisprudence of international law, J.S. Watson; Is international law really law,? Anthony D'Amato; Trasymmachos revisited: on the relevance of norms and the study of law for international relations, Friedrich Kratochwil; Language, method and the nature of international law, Philip Allott; Ideals and things: international legal scholarship and the prison-house of language, James Boyle; Legitimacy in the international system, Thomas M. Franck; The normative force of habit: international custom and social theory, Martti Koskenniemi; The sources of international law, David Kennedy; Sovereignty in abeyance: self-determination and international law, Nathaniel Berman; An understanding of the relationship between international legal discourse and third world countries, Surakiart Sathirathai; Two models for a Rawlsian theory of international law and justice, Daniel W. Skubik. Name index.