Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War: Self-Defence against Non-State Actors
In this book, self-defence against non-state actors is examined by three scholars whose geographical, professional, theoretical, and methodological backgrounds and outlooks differ greatly. The novel scholarly format brings to light the cultural, professional and political pluralism which characterises international legal scholarship and exploits this pluralism as a heuristic device. This multiperspectivism exposes how political factors and intellectual styles influence the scholarly approaches and legal answers and the trialogical structure encourages its participants to decentre their perspectives. By explicitly focussing on the authors’ divergence and disagreement, a richer understanding of self-defence against non-state actors is achieved, and the legal challenges and possible ways ahead are identified. The book is published as part of the innovative Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War and co-edited by Professor Christian J. Tams.
Editors: Mary Ellen O’Connell, Christian J. Tams, Dire Tladi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: August 2019