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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law edited by Fassbender, Bardo; Peters, Anne (1st October 2012)

V Methodology and Theory, 44 Identifying Regions in the History of International Law

Antony Anghie

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

Subject(s):
History of international law — Territory — Law of the sea — Airspace — Territoriality
The topic of ‘regionalism’ and its relationship with international law has now acquired a particular and considerable significance. Contemporary scholars have argued that the emergence of regional organizations and the legal systems and institutions associated with them may result in the fragmentation of international law 1 —or, somewhat contrastingly, that it is through regional organizations that international law may actually achieve some sort of reality and effective enforcement. 2 The idea of ‘regional international law’ acts as a complex bridge between the...
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