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Title: The ambivalent shadow of the pre-Wilsonian rise of international law
Authors: De La Rasilla Del Moral, I
Keywords: American society of international law;Peace-through-law movement;Harvard law library;League of nations;President Woodrow Wilson;Insular cases;Pre-Wilsonianism
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Citation: Erasmus Law Review, (Special issue on “The Great War and Law - The Lasting Effects of World War I on the Development of Law), 7(2): 80 - 97, (7 September 2014)
Abstract: The generation of American international lawyers who founded the American Society of International Law in 1906 and nurtured the soil for what has been retrospectively called a “moralistic legalistic approach to international relations” remains little studied. A survey of the rise of international legal literature in the U.S. from the mid-19th century to the eve of the Great War serves as a backdrop to the examination of the boosting effect on international law of the Spanish American War in 1898. An examination of the Insular Cases before the US Supreme Court is then accompanied by the analysis of a number of influential factors behind the pre-war rise of international law in the U.S. The work concludes with an examination of the rise of natural law doctrines in international law during the interwar period and the critiques the realist founders of the field of “international relations” to the “moralistic legalistic approach to international relations
ISSN: 2210-2671
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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