Ethnic, nationalist, and religious conflicts and debates about international intervention have been central global preoccupations of the past hundred years. Such debates, this volume argues, were first framed in their modern form during the interwar period, when a “Modernist break” (akin to that in literature, philosophy, and the arts) transformed the way such conflicts were viewed. Internationalists began to cast identity-based claims whether those of anti-colonialists or European separatists not only as mortal dangers to international order but as indispensable to its revitalization. Drawing on cultural studies, postcolonial theory, and psychoanalysis with case studies ranging from 1930s Ethiopia to 1990s Jerusalem this volume looks at both the origins and legacy of these debates, offering a radical reinterpretation of modern internationalism.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Legal History Library / Studies in the History of International Law|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
Nathaniel Berman (B.A. Yale, J.D. Harvard Law) is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University. He has published widely on international law, cultural modernism, nationalism, and colonialism.
Table of Contents
A Critical Introduction Emmanuelle Jouannet Part I. Empire and the International 1. In the Wake of Empire2. Intervention in a 'Divided World': Axes of LegitimacyPart II. Passions, Legal and Nationalist: The Modernist Renewal of International3. But the Alternative is Despair': European Nationalism and the Modernist Renewal of International Law4. Between 'Alliance' and 'Localization': Nationalism and the New Oscillationism5. The Nationality Decrees Case, or, of Intimacy and Consent6. Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism? Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia, and 'Peaceful Change' Part III. Of Law and Fantasy7. Nationalism 'Good' and 'Bad': Vicissitudes of an Obsession 8. Legalizing Jerusalem, or, of Law, Fantasy, and Faith Part IV. Ambivalence and Power9. Imperial Ambivalences: Scenes from a Critical History of Internationalis"Index