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415–20 for an excellent overview. ‘The Vanishing Point of Jurisprudence’ • 29 ventional, be rendered ‘law . 101 It is, rather, a slippery concept he describes thus: the immediate form in which the political and social order of a people becomes spatially visible . . 104 Crucial here for a radical theory of international law is Schmitt’s insistence on the political violence underpinning a nomos. Stressing the word’s relation to concepts of division,105 Schmitt insists that the post-Medieval nomos was the result of Landnahme – land-appropriation, or colonialism.
28. Morgenthau 1958, p. 226. ‘The Vanishing Point of Jurisprudence’ • 23 The skeptic’s argument is curious because it both maintains and denies the law/politics distinction. The distinction is maintained through the assumption that law can be separated from non-law through a criterion (the likelihood of sanction) [which, we can add, takes the abstract rules-based nature of law as straightforward, with the underpinning or otherwise of those rules in sanctions as determinant of effectiveness]. But the distinction is denied as the question of the likelihood of sanction becomes a sociological one.
79 Koskenniemi points to a more systematic sociological theory of the embeddedness of law and politics in terms of structure, as well as agency. 80 ‘Politics’ is ‘legal’ from the start: to accept this is to break from formalism, be it idealistic or sceptical about law. 76 77 78 79 80 Chimni 1993, p. 45. Malanczuk 1997, p. 6. Akehurst 1970, p. 2. Koskenniemi 1989, p. 170. Chimni 1993, p. 59. 3. A third way? Carl Schmitt I have argued against the formalism implied in the positions that international law is not law, or that it is always, in the last instant, ineffective.