Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law
Drawing on Marxist theory and a critical history of international law from the sixteenth century to the present day, Miéville examines international legal norms and shows how they have never successfully restrained the violence of empires.
Part of the Historical Materialism Book Series
“China Miéville’s brilliantly original book is an indispensable guide for anyone concerned with international law. It is the most comprehensive scholarly account available of the central theoretical debates about the foundations of international law. It offers a guide for the lay reader into the central texts in the field and it mounts a formidable challenge to experts to address fundamental theoretical issues about the subject which are too often simply ignored.”
--Peter Gowan, Professor of International Relations, London Metropolitan University.
”Respectful of Marxist classics, Between Equal Rights is the most sophisticated Left critque of international law available today as well as one of the most significncant contributions to the theory and history of international law I have read. it raises the debate about law’s role in a globalized world order to a completely new level.”
--Martti Koskenniemi, Director of the Erik Castrén Institue of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki
“A real oasis in the desert for those teaching the law of nations, international relations, or diplomatic history. We have waited a long time for a comprehensive and progressive critque of international law. Miéville proves the wait was worth it.”
--Anthony Chase, Nova Southeastern University Law Center