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This volume explores the reasons for Hans Kelsen's lack of influence in the United States and proposes ways in which Kelsen's approach to law, philosophy, and political, democratic, and international relations theory could be relevant to current debates within the U.S. academy in those areas. Along the way, the volume examines Kelsen's relationship and often hidden influences on other members of the mid-century Central European émigré community whose work helped shape twentieth-century social science in the United States. The book includes major contributions to the history of ideas and to the sociology of the professions in the U.S. academy in the twentieth century. Each section of the volume explores a different aspect of the puzzle of the neglect of Kelsen's work in various disciplinary and national settings. Part I provides reconstructions of Kelsen's legal theory and defends that theory against negative assessments in Anglo-American jurisprudence. Part II focuses both on Kelsen's theoretical views on international law and his practical involvement in the post-war development of international criminal law. Part III addresses Kelsen's theories of democracy and justice while placing him in dialogue with other major twentieth-century thinkers, including two fellow émigré scholars, Leo Strauss and Albert Ehrenzweig. Part IV explores Kelsen's intellectual legacies through European and American perspectives on the interaction of Kelsen's theoretical approach to law and national legal traditions in the United States and Germanny. Each contribution features a particular applications of Kelsen's approach to doctrinal and interpretive issues currently of interest in the legal academy. The volume concludes with two chapters on the nature of Kelsen's legal theory as an instance of modernism.
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Introduction Hans Kelsen for Americans; D. A. Jeremy Telman Part I: Hans Kelsen and American Legal Philosophy Chapter 2 Kelsen in the U.S.: Still Misunderstood; Brian Bix Chapter 3 Marmor's Kelsen; Michael Steven Green Part II: Hans Kelsen and the Development of Public International Law Chapter 4 The Kelsen-Hart Debate: Hart's Critique of Kelsen's Legal Monism Reconsidered; Lars Vinx Chapter 5 Peace and Global Justice Through Prosecuting the Crime of Aggression? Kelsen and Morgenthau on the Nuremberg Trials and the International Judicial Function; Jochen von Bernstorff Chapter 6 Hans Kelsen, the Second World War and the U.S. Government Thomas Olechowski Part III: Kelsen in Unexplored Dialogues Chapter 7 Arriving at Justice by a Process of Elimination: Hans Kelsen and Leo Strauss; Elisabeth Lefort Chapter 8 Kelsen and Niebuhr on Democracy; Daniel R. Rice Chapter 9 Hans Kelsen's Psychoanalytic Heritage - an Ehrenzweigian Reconstruction; Bettina Rentsch Chapter 10 A Morally Enlightened Positivism? Kelsen and Habermas on the Democratic Roots of Validity in Municipal and International Law; David Ingram Part IV: Kelsen's Legacies Chapter 11 The Neglect of Hans Kelsen in West German Public Law Scholarship, 1945-1980; Frieder Günther Chapter 12 Philosophy of Law and Theory of Law: The Continuity of Kelsen's Years in America; Nicoletta Ladavac Chapter 13 Pure Formalism? Kelsenian Interpretive Theory between Textualism and Realism; Christoph Bezemek Chapter 14 Cognition and Reason: Rethinking Kelsen in the Context of Contract and Business Law; Jeffrey M. Lipshaw Chapter 15 Kelsen's View of the Addressee of the Law: Primary and Secondary Norms; Dru Stevenson Chapter 16 Kelsen, Justice, and Constructivism; Joshua Felix Conclusions Chapter 17 In Defense of Modern Times: A Keynote Address; Clemens Jabloner Chapter 18 Hans Kelsen's Modernist Secularism and the Free Exercise of Religion; Jeremy Telman.
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