Passion and Ambivalence: Colonialism, Nationalism, and International Law

Passion and Ambivalence: Colonialism, Nationalism, and International Law

by Nathaniel Berman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004210240
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Series: Legal History Library / Studies in the History of International Law
Pages: 448
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 Empire
2. Intervention in a 'Divided World': Axes of Legitimacy

Part II. Passions, Legal and Nationalist: The Modernist Renewal of International

3. But the Alternative is Despair': European Nationalism and the Modernist Renewal of International Law
4. Between 'Alliance' and 'Localization': Nationalism and the New Oscillationism
5. The Nationality Decrees Case, or, of Intimacy and Consent
6. Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism? Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia, and 'Peaceful Change'

Part III. Of Law and Fantasy

7. Nationalism 'Good' and 'Bad': Vicissitudes of an Obsession
8. Legalizing Jerusalem, or, of Law, Fantasy, and Faith

Part IV. Ambivalence and Power

9. Imperial Ambivalences: Scenes from a Critical History of Internationalis"


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