International Recognition

A Historical and Political Perspective
Edited by Warren Pezé and Daniel E. Rojas

[Internationale Anerkennung. Eine historische und politische Perspektive.]

2022. X, 238 pages.

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ISBN 978-3-16-161014-1
Published in English.
International recognition has generally been discussed from the point of view of international law focusing on modern history. By contrast, this volume takes a long-term perspective of more than two thousand years of European and world history and approaches the issue of recognition as a political process.
International recognition, which lies at the heart of many contemporary political conflicts (Nagorno-Karabakh, Ukraine, ISIS, Palestine, Libya to name a few), has generally been discussed from the point of view of international law and only as concerning modern history. This volume adopts a much broader perspective by tracing the history of recognition back to the ancient world. It approaches the issue of recognition as a political process where law features as only one of several resources at the disposal of the decision makers. The contributors explore the pivotal moments in the history of recognition on both a European and a world scale: the making of the Roman and Carolingian empires, the Peace of Westphalia, Latin American independence, decolonization, and the Cold War. The comparison brings to light the continuities and discontinuities of recognition within and beyond the historical limits of the modern state.
Survey of contents
Daniel Emilio Rojas/Warren Pezé: The international Order Under Threat. A Historical and Political Perspective on Recognition – Ernst Baltrusch: Anerkennung als Mittel der Expansion. Das jüdisch-römische Bündnis von 161 v. Chr. – Christoph Galle: Die innere und äußere Anerkennung fränkischer Herrschaft zur Zeit Karls des Großen – Warren Pezé: Diplomatie et reconnaissance mutuelle sous la Confraternité carolingienne (855–877) – Anuschka Tischer: A New Order? The Recognition and Non-Recognition of New States in the Peace of Westphalia (1648) – Daniel Emilio Rojas: The Recognition of Latin-American Independences: A Major Transformation in the History of the Law of Nations – Georg Schild: The Wilson Administration and Soviet Russia: The Debate over Granting Diplomatic Recognition to a Revolutionary Regime, 1917–1921 – Amit Das Gupta: An Uneasy Choice: India and the two Germanies 1949 – Pierre Bouillon: La diplomatie française face à la revendication roumaine d'indépendance par rapport à l'URSS: Une remise en cause ambiguë de l'ordre de la Guerre froide – Daniel Högger: »Recognitional Fitness«: Revealing Patterns of Acceptance

Warren Pezé is assistant professor at the université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC).

Daniel E. Rojas is assistant professor of Latin American History at Grenoble Alpes University (UGA).


The following reviews are known:

In: Almanack — 32 (2022) (Gabriel Passeti)
In: Nuevos Mundos — https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-03836532/document (Gregory Albisson)