A number of recent events in the last decade have renewed interest in Russian discourses on international law. This book evaluates and presents a contemporary analysis of Russian discourses on international law from various perspectives, including sociological, theoretical, political, and philosophical. The aim is to identify how Russia interacts with international law, the reasons behind such interactions, and how such interactions compare with the general practice of international law. It also examines whether legal culture and other phenomena can justify Russia's interaction in international law.Russian Discourses on International Law explains Russia's interpretation of international law through the lens of both leading western scholars and contemporary western-based Russian scholars. It will be of value to international law scholars looking for a better understanding of Russia's behavior in international legal relations, law and society, foreign policy, and domestic application of international law. Further, those in fields such as sociology, politics, philosophy, or general graduate students, lawyers, think tanks, government departments, and specialized Russian studies programs will find the book helpful.
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Russian Discourses on International Law: Sociological and Philosophical Phenomenon Edited by P. Sean Morris Contents
Notes on contributors Acknowledgements
Introduction- Book Abstract Part I Russia and the theoretical struggles on international law
The nature of Russian discourses on international law a contemporary survey Vladislav L. Tolstykh Contradictions and incompleteness in international legal discourses in Russia Anna Isaeva Russia and international human rights law: A view from the past Anna Lukina Part II Social systems, constitutionalism and the legitimation of legal ideology Living Constitutionalism in Russia Maria Smirnova and Chris Thornhill "Sovereign democracy" and international law: legitimation and legal ideology P. Sean Morris Part III Ethical borders and transplantation of law and morals Russia and the Council of Europe: An incomplete ideology, and a transplanted legal regime? Bill Bowring International law and transnational dimension of the Russian Orthodox Church Sebastian Rimstad Part IV The high politics of contemporary Russia in International law Foreign policy discourses as part of understanding Russia and International law William E. Butler The changing nature of the contemporary Russian interpretation of the right to self-determination under international law Tero Lundstedt The principle of territorial integrity in Russian international law doctrine: The case of Crimea Christer Pursiainen and Tuomas Forsberg Part V The application of international law and the international economic system Russian banking regulation and supervision in the light of global financial governance: Some theoretical perspectives on soft law approaches to banking regulation