This title was first published in 2002: The purpose if this volume is to provide a map of some of the great theoretical debates within the discipline of international law. The essays included are structured as dialogues between international legal theorists on concrete subjects such as democracy, gender, compliance, sovereignty and justice. They represent the most interesting theoretical work undertaken in international law.

part I|90 pages

Three Overviews

chapter 1|8 pages

An anatomy of international thought

Edited ByMartin Wight

chapter |36 pages

International Law and International Relations Theory: A Dual Agenda

ByAnne-Marie Slaughter Burley

part II|182 pages

Is International Law, Law?

chapter 4|264 pages

The Science of International Law: Its Task and Method

ByL. Oppenheim

chapter 5|22 pages

Is International Law Really “Law”?⋆

ByAnthony D’Amato**

chapter |26 pages

Positivism, Functionalism, and International Law

ByHans J. Morgenthau

chapter 8|8 pages

The View from the New Haven School of International Law

ByW. Michael Reisman*

chapter |56 pages

Legitimacy in the International System

ByThomas M. Franck

part III|36 pages

What is the Source of Law?

part IV|44 pages

Who are the Primary Actors?

chapter |28 pages

Transnational Legal Process

ByHarold Hongju Koh

chapter |14 pages

The Future of Statehood

ByMartti Koskenniemi

part V|160 pages

Is International Law Neutral?

chapter |30 pages

The Politics of International Law

ByMartti Koskenniemi

part VI|38 pages

Is International Law Just?

chapter |20 pages

Is Justice Relevant to the International Legal System?*

ByThomas M. Franck

chapter 17|16 pages

Law, justice and the idea of a world society

ByDavid Armstrong

part VII|82 pages

Is International Law Democratic?

chapter |50 pages

The Kantian Theory Of International Law

ByFernando R. Tesón