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The Genealogy of Grotian Morals: the Grotian Heritage, Natural Law, and Hegemony

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A central tenet of this book is that an extended critical exegesis of De Indis will uncover hitherto unrecognized similitudes between early modern and contemporary International Law. The Grotian Heritage has also been appropriated as the medium of the historical genesis of the Grotian Heritage, and Liberalism, understood here as the primary substantive concern of 'mainstream' international legal scholarship. Within the 'anarchic' interstate system of the World-System, Natural Law performed the necessary function of 'Leviathan' in providing the requisite minimum of international order. Geo-Culture serves to legitimize a vast array of inherently inequitable and exploitative international relationships through the re-presentation of such arrangements as either 'progressive' or 'natural', in the same way that Liberalism and Natural Law serve to legitimize inequity within the domestic/municipal sphere. There has been a recent upsurge in interest in both International Law and International Relations scholarship in the evasive concept of hegemony.

Keywords: contemporary international jurisprudence; Grotian Heritage; hegemony; international law; international legal scholarship; Natural Law



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