Review Essay - Remarks on Post-Sovereignty and International Legal Neo-Conservatism: Reading Jeremy Rabkin

COMPARATIVE LAW AS TRANSNATIONAL LAW: A DECADE OF THE GERMAN LAW JOURNAL, Russell Miller & Peer Zumbasen, eds., Oxford University Press, 2010.

9 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Aug 2010

Date Written: June 30, 2010

Abstract

It would be far too easy for a jurist educated in Europe to mount a case against these two successive books by Jeremy Rabkin, professor of Government at Cornell University, and to dismiss the whole as a crystal-clear example of the application of a far-rightist American nationalist approach to international law. It would suffice to cobble together some of the numerous bold quotations that abound in both works to dispatch the author as just another neo-conservative scholarly pamphleteer sprung from the always suspicious American Enterprise Institute. However, to gut the beast merely to quench a scholarly readership’s avid thirst for neo-conservative blood, or otherwise become trapped into voyeuristic complicity, would require this reviewer to act as an intellectual butcher [sic] while contributing to a (false?) sense of certitude on other perspectives of international law.

Keywords: transnational law, neoconservative theory of international law, U.S. Constitution

JEL Classification: K10, K33, K00

Suggested Citation

de la Rasilla del Moral, Ignacio, Review Essay - Remarks on Post-Sovereignty and International Legal Neo-Conservatism: Reading Jeremy Rabkin (June 30, 2010). COMPARATIVE LAW AS TRANSNATIONAL LAW: A DECADE OF THE GERMAN LAW JOURNAL, Russell Miller & Peer Zumbasen, eds., Oxford University Press, 2010., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1632715

Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral (Contact Author)

Wuhan University - Institute of International Law ( email )

Wuhan
China

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