Dreams and nightmares of liberal international law: capitalist accumulation, natural rights and state hegemony

Kochi, Tarik (2017) Dreams and nightmares of liberal international law: capitalist accumulation, natural rights and state hegemony. Law and Critique, 28 (1). pp. 23-41. ISSN 0957-8536

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Abstract

This article develops a line of theorising the relationship between peace, war and commerce and does so via conceptualising global juridical relations as a site of contestation over questions of economic and social justice. By sketching aspects of a historical interaction between capitalist accumulation, natural rights and state hegemony, the article offers a critical account of the limits of liberal international law, and attempts to recover some ground for thinking about the emancipatory potential of international law more generally.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Capital, Grotius, Hegemony, International law, Legal theory, Liberalism, Natural rights, Political economy, Primitive accumulation, Terrorism, War
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
K Law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
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Depositing User: Tarik Kochi
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 14:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62019

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