Parution : 01/2024
Editeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 978-0-1928-8335-3
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Pufendorf's International Political and Legal Thought

Édité par Peter Schröder

Présentation de l'éditeur

Contemporary research on the genealogy of human rights and the foundations of international law has brought renewed interest to the study of natural law in the early-modern period. German-born Samuel Pufendorf (1632-1694) is one of the eminent thinkers of this tradition, shaping the period's natural jurisprudence.

This unique collection of essays edited by historian of political thought Peter Schröder fills in a gap in Pufendorf scholarship, exploring the significance of his contributions to political and legal thought on a broad scale. While many books studying Pufendorf's work are confined to one specific academic area, Pufendorf's International Political and Legal Thought is truly interdisciplinary, and the first book to substantially address the international aspect of Pufendorf's work.

Ambitious and accessible, this collection is indispensable for scholars and students of intellectual history, political thought, international legal history, the Enlightenment, and political economy. With its focus on international law, Pufendorf's International Political and Legal Thought is a critical addition to the existing body of work on this renowned philosopher and jurist.

Peter Schröder is Professor of the History of Political Thought at University College London. He was awarded an M.A. (1995) and PhD (1999) from Philipps University Marburg, Germany before he joined UCL in 2001. He was visiting professor at universities in Seoul, Rome, and Paris and held numerous senior research fellowships, among others at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at University of Erfurt, the Institute for Advanced Studies at Central European University Budapest and the Centre for Advanced Studies of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. He has published widely on the history of political thought.

Contributors: Nathaniel Boyd, Ben Holland, Mark Somos, Ioannis Evrigenis, Laetitia Ramelet, Theo Christov, Johan Olsthoorn, Thomas Behme, Peter Schröder, Eva Odzuck, Kari Saastamoinen, Heikki Haara, Ere Nokkala, Camilla Boisen.




Contexts and Concepts of Pufendorf's Political and Legal International Thought - An Introduction, Peter Schröder


1:Pufendorf on Confessional Strife and Interstate Relations, Nathaniel Boyd
2:De Systematibus Civitatum: Pufendorf on Confederations and Composite Kingdoms, Ben Holland
3:Rhetorical Strategy and Legal Force in Pufendorf's State of Nature, Mark Somos, Ioannis Evrigenis
4:Pufendorf's Contract Theory of the State and the Distinction Between Citizens and Foreigners, Laetitia Ramelet
5:Pufendorf on European Conquest and Non-European Peoples, Theo Christov
6:"Infinite Right": Proportionality and Liability in Early Modern Ethics of War and Self-Defence, Johan Olsthoorn


7:Pufendorf's Idea of Natural Equality, Thomas Behme
8:Sovereignty and Interstate Relations, Peter Schröder
9:Sex and Gender in Pufendorf's International Political Thought: Protecting the Body Politic with Body Politics and with a (Gendered) Politics of Self-Esteem, Eva Odzuck
10:Pufendorf on Slavery, Kari Saastamoinen
11:Pufendorf's Revaluation of Hobbes's Friend-Enemy Distinction and Law of War, Heikki Haara
12:The Reception of Pufendorf's "International Thought" in Eighteenth-Century Germany, Ere Nokkala
13:Pufendorf's Enduring Legacy for International Law, Camilla Boisen

The History and Theory of International Law , 304 pages.  £90.00