A number of recent events in the last decade have renewed interest in Russian discourses on international law. This book evaluates and presents a contemporary analysis of Russian discourses on international law from various perspectives, including sociological, theoretical, political, and philosophical. The aim is to identify how Russia interacts with international law, the reasons behind such interactions, and how such interactions compare with the general practice of international law. It also examines whether legal culture and other phenomena can justify Russia’s interaction in international law.
Russian Discourses on International Law explains Russia's interpretation of international law through the lens of both leading western scholars and contemporary western-based Russian scholars. It will be of value to international law scholars looking for a better understanding of Russia’s behavior in international legal relations, law and society, foreign policy, and domestic application of international law. Further, those in fields such as sociology, politics, philosophy, or general graduate students, lawyers, think tanks, government departments, and specialized Russian studies programs will find the book helpful.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Russia and the Theoretical Struggles on International Law
- The Nature of Russian Discourses on International Law: A Contemporary Survey
- Contradictions and Incompleteness in Russian Legal Discourses
- Russia and International Human Rights Law: A View from the Past
- Living Constitutionalism in Russia
- "Sovereign Democracy" and International Law: Legitimation and Legal Ideology
- Russia and the Council of Europe: An Incompatible Ideology, and a Transplanted Legal Regime?
- International Law and the Transnational Dimension of the Russian Orthodox Church
- Foreign Policy Discourses as Part of Understanding Russia and International Law
- The Changing Nature of the Contemporary Russian Interpretation of the Right to Self-Determination under International Law
- The Principle of Territorial Integrity in Russian International Law Doctrine: The Case of Crimea
- Russian Banking Regulation and Supervision in Global Financial Governance: Some Theoretical Perspectives on Soft Law Approaches to Banking Regulation
Vladislav L. Tolstykh
Social Systems, Constitutionalism and Legal Ideology
Maria Smirnova and Chris Thornhill
P. Sean Morris
Ethical Borders and Transplantation of Law and Morals
The High Politics of Contemporary Russia in International Law
W. E. Butler
Christer Pursiainen and Tuomas Forsberg
The Application of International Law and the International Economic System
Alexander A. Vishnevskiy
P. Sean Morris teaches international economic law at the University of Helsinki, Finland.