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The Internationalists : And Their Plan to Outlaw War

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'It will change the way you remember the 20th century and read the news in the 21st' Steven Pinker'A clarion call to preserve law and order across our planet' Philippe Sands'A fascinating and important book ... given the state of the world, The Internationalists has come along at the right moment' Margaret MacMillan, Financial TimesSince the end of the Second World War, we have moved from an international system in which war was legal, and accepted as the ultimate arbiter of disputes between nations, to one in which it was not. Nations that wage aggressive war have become outcasts and have almost always had to give up their territorial gains. How did this epochal transformation come about? This remarkable book, which combines political, legal, and intellectual history, traces the origins and course of one of the great shifts in the modern world.'Sweeping and yet personable at the same time, The Internationalists explores the profound implications of the outlawry of war. Professors Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro enrich their analysis with vignettes of the many individuals (some unknown to most students of History) who played such important roles in this story. None have put it all together in the way that Hathaway and Shapiro have done in this book' Paul Kennedy'In this timely, elegant and powerful book, Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro help us understand the momentous significance of the individuals who imagined an end to war. As the world stands on the cusp of a return to an earlier age, The Internationalists is a clarion call to preserve law and order across our planet' Philippe Sandsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 41mm | 1,095g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 24pp
  • 0241200709
  • 9780241200704
  • 174,221

About Oona Hathaway

Oona Hathaway (Author) Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Professor of Political Science at Yale Law School, where she is the Director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges. In 2014-2015, she served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel for National Security Law at the U.S. Department of Defense. She earned her BA from Harvard College and a JD from Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of The Yale Law Journal.Scott Shapiro (Author) Scott J. Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, where he is the Director of the Centre for Law and Philosophy. He is also the Visiting Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College, London. He earned his BA and PhD degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a JD from Yale Law School. He is the author of Legality and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and the Philosophy of Law.show more

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Genuine originality is unusual in political history. The Internationalists is an original book. -- Louis Menand * New Yorker * The Internationalists is a fascinating and challenging book, which raises gravely important issues for the present. -- Margaret MacMillan * Financial Times * An extraordinary high-wire act ... this book is a lively firecracker that illuminates not only the past, but also the present -- Adam Roberts * Telegraph * An impassioned history of how the liberal international order came into being and why it must be defended as never before * Economist * Sweeping and yet personable at the same time, The Internationalists explores the profound implications of the outlawry of war. Professors Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro enrich their analysis with vignettes of the many individuals (some unknown to most students of History) who played such important roles in this story. None have put it all together in the way that Hathaway and Shapiro have done in this book. -- Paul Kennedy Like The Clash of Civilizations and The End of History, this brilliant book lays out a vision that makes sense of the world today in the context of centuries of history. Hathaway and Shapiro tell their story with literary flair, analytical depth, and historical meticulousness. It will change the way you remember the 20th century and read the news in the 21st. -- Steven Pinker In this timely, elegant and powerful book, Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro help us understand the momentous significance of the individuals who imagined an end to war. As the world stands on the cusp of a return to an earlier age, The Internationalists is a clarion call to preserve law and order across our planet -- Philippe Sandsshow more

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