Publication
Title
Neutralité permanente, interprétations mutantes: la neutralité belge à travers trois traités de juristes
Author
Abstract
The permanent neutrality imposed on Belgium by the great powers (1830-1839) seems a precursor of a system of mandatory arbitration and the outlawing of war. At least, this image transpires in the writings of Ernest Nys (1903) and Edouard Descamps (1902), prominent voices of the 'Gentle Civilizer of Nations'. Sixty years earlier, geopolitical circumstance, state practice and classical law of nations doctrine had brought Wilhelm Arendt (1845) to a more prudent point of view. The confrontation of both strands in doctrine with Belgian policy shows a complex sui generis combination of pragmatism and genuine fear of the guarantors' wrath.
Language
French
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis. - Leiden
Publication
Leiden : 2018
ISSN
0040-7585
Volume/pages
86 :1-2 (2018) , p. 188-214
ISI
000437439800006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.07.2018
Last edited 24.08.2021
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