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Nostalghia: A Nordic International Law

Noll, Gregor LU (2016) In Nordic Journal of International Law 85(4). p.265-280
Abstract
Is there a Nordic approach to international law? I argue that a substantive Nordic approach to international law is absent today, and go on to explore, in an essayistic form, why the question of a Nordic international law would emerge today and how the craving for Nordic identity might be overcome.
In a first step, I look into select evidence relating to the use of force, to international recognition and to international humanitarian law to show the material vacuity of contemporary Nordic cooperation in key areas. The epoch of Nordic legal entrepreneurialism taking off during the 19th century Nordic international law is now ending, and non-alignment with it.
So why have a special issue on a phantom pain? This brings me, second, to... (More)
Is there a Nordic approach to international law? I argue that a substantive Nordic approach to international law is absent today, and go on to explore, in an essayistic form, why the question of a Nordic international law would emerge today and how the craving for Nordic identity might be overcome.
In a first step, I look into select evidence relating to the use of force, to international recognition and to international humanitarian law to show the material vacuity of contemporary Nordic cooperation in key areas. The epoch of Nordic legal entrepreneurialism taking off during the 19th century Nordic international law is now ending, and non-alignment with it.
So why have a special issue on a phantom pain? This brings me, second, to ask how the melancholic longing for a ‘Nordic International law’ might be transgressed. Here, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia of 1983 comes in. It confronts us with the question of what imperatives – legal or other – grow from our melancholia for homelands and persons no longer with us.
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Nordic international law, neutrality, non-alignment, international legal history, internationell rätt, internationell rättshistoria, neutralitet, alliansfrihet
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Nordic Journal of International Law
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85
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4
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265 - 280
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Brill Academic Publishers
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  • scopus:85005959412
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0902-7351
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10.1163/15718107-08504009
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English
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  author       = {Noll, Gregor},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {265--280},
  publisher    = {Brill Academic Publishers},
  series       = {Nordic Journal of International Law},
  title        = {Nostalghia: A Nordic International Law},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718107-08504009},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2016},
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