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The liberal myth. Foreigners’ property rights and the making of modern world politics

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The thesis conceptualizes a new approach to the historical study of the global legal order. Instead of following an influential contextual approach focusing on understanding the works of great legal theorists, I analyze the relationship between legal thought and the global legal practices that constituted actually existing patterns of social order. The usual idea of legal practice needs however first be reimagined. A focus on the ‘profession of international law’ is too narrow. As ofte...

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Tomas Wallenius More by this author
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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