Journal Article

The Anti-Neutral Suit: international legal futurists, 1914–2017

Rose Sydney Parfitt

in London Review of International Law

Volume 5, issue 1, pages 87-123
Published in print March 2017 | ISSN: 2050-6325
Published online July 2017 | e-ISSN: 2050-6333 | DOI:
The Anti-Neutral Suit: international legal futurists, 1914–2017

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The WWI artefact examined here is the Anti-Neutral Suit, designed in 1914 by the Futurist artist Giacomo Balla. Juxtaposing the Suit's materiality against that of some present-day anti-neutral outfits, I suggest that international law's most important (individual, collective) subjects are not, in fact, definitively peaceable and egalitarian but rather violently expansionist.

Journal Article.  13833 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public International Law

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