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Book review: Lauri Malksoo, "Russian Approaches to International Law" Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015, 240 pp.

Review of Central and East European Law. 2015. Vol. 40. No. 2. P. 205-211.

Investigating the ways international law is conceived and taught in different countries is extremely helpful for forging a comparative approach that makes it possible to overcome both parochialism and universalism in interpreting international legal rules and principles. The book under review—written by Lauri Mälksoo, professor of international law at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences—on Russian Approaches to International Law sets out such comparative objectives, attempting to reveal the dialectics of the Other and the Self in relations between Russian and Western doctrines of international law.