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Positivism versus self-determination: the contradictions of Soviet international law

Bowring, Bill (2008) Positivism versus self-determination: the contradictions of Soviet international law. In: Marks, Susan (ed.) International Law on the Left: Re-examining Marxist Legacies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 133-168. ISBN 9780521882552.

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Abstract

Against expectations that the turn away from state socialism would likewise initiate a turn away from Marxist thought, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Marxism and its reassessment by a new generation of theorists. This book pursues that interest with specific reference to international law. It presents a sustained and ground-breaking exploration of the pertinence of Marxist ideas, concepts and analytical practices for international legal enquiry from a range of angles. Essays consider the relationship between Marxism and critical approaches to international law, the legacy of Soviet international legal theory, the bearing of Marxism for the analysis of international trade law and human rights, and the significance for international legal enquiry of such Marxist concepts as the commodity, praxis and exploitation. Book description from publisher website at: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521882552

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): law, Soviet Union,
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009 14:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/856

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