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III Regions, V Encounters, 32 Russia–Europe

Lauri Mälksoo

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

History of international law — State practice
There are two alternative ways to look at Russia's encounter with Europe in the history of international law. One way is to look at Russia as one of the European countries—a unique European country, for sure, but then a number of European countries have had their historical Sonderweg. If so, then to look at Russia's encounter with Europe in international law may not be so fundamentally different from looking at Poland's, Spain's, Scandinavia's, or even Britain's role in the development of international law. This approach puts Russia's claimed or real Europeanness...
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