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
Date Written: June 20, 2013
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
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