Introduction: The Limited Relevance of Monism and Pluralism

Marko Novaković (ed.), Basic Concepts of Public International Law: Monism and Dualism (Belgrade: Faculty of Law University of Belgrade 2013) 17-19

2 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2013  

Jörg Kammerhofer

University of Freiburg - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 20, 2013

Abstract

This is a foreword to a major book on the issue of monism and pluralism in the relationship between international and municipal law. The foreword argues that these concepts are important as a scholarly structural analysis of the relationship of normative orders. It does, however, make the case (1) that to see Kelsen as radical monist is too rigid a reading and (2) that the structural analysis of law as one or several legal orders is of little import where it counts: for domestic transformation of international law and in its internal workings.

Keywords: Hans Kelsen, Monism, Pluralism, Dualism, Pure Theory of Law, International Law

Suggested Citation

Kammerhofer, Jörg, Introduction: The Limited Relevance of Monism and Pluralism (June 20, 2013). Marko Novaković (ed.), Basic Concepts of Public International Law: Monism and Dualism (Belgrade: Faculty of Law University of Belgrade 2013) 17-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2282535

Jörg Kammerhofer (Contact Author)

University of Freiburg - Faculty of Law ( email )

D-79098 Freiburg
Germany

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