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Author D'Aspremont, Jean, author.

Title After meaning : the sovereignty of forms in international law / Jean d'Aspremont.

Publication Info. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2021]


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Description xi, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series Elgar studies in legal theory
Elgar studies in legal theory.
Summary "Inspiring and distinctive, After Meaning provides a radical challenge to the way in which international law is thought and practised. Jean d'Aspremont asserts that the words and texts of international law, as forms, never carry or deliver meaning but, instead, perpetually defer meaning and ensure it is nowhere found within international legal discourse. In challenging the dominant meaning-centrism of the international legal discourse and shedding light on the sovereignty of forms, this book promotes a radical new attitude towards textuality in international law. The author offers new perspectives on interpretation, critique, history, comparison, translation and referencing, inviting international lawyers to reinvent their engagement with these discourses. Chapters define meaning and form in international law, explore deferral of meaning and make an unprecedented use of post-structuralist theory to rethink international law. After Meaning will be an essential reference point for legal scholars, researchers and students who seek to understand a different way of thinking about meaning in international law. The book's engagement with post-structuralism will also prove beneficial to anyone interested in the philosophy of language and literary theory"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject International law -- Interpretation and construction.
International law -- Philosophy.
Semantics (Law)
Droit international -- Interprétation.
Sémantique (Droit)
International law. (OCoLC)fst00976984
International law -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00977003
Other Form: Online version: D'Aspremont, Jean. After meaning. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, [2021] 9781802200928 (OCoLC)1290020474
ISBN 9781802200911 (cased)
1802200916 (cased)
9781802200928 (eBook)