Introduction: Grotian Thought in International Relations

Benedict Kingsbury and Adam Roberts

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print March 1992 | ISBN: 9780198277712
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598890 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Introduction: Grotian Thought in International Relations

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This exposition of the main themes of the book considers the significance of De Jure Belli ac Pacis; the concept of ‘international society’ in the Grotian tradition; the place of war in international society; law as an institution of international society; the enforcement of international law against third states; the place of the non‐European world in Grotian thought; the universality of international society and international law; and the Grotian tradition in international relations.

Keywords: enforcement of international law; Grotian tradition; international society; universality of international society

Chapter.  27652 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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