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(2021). Hans Kelsen's Political Realism. Edinburgh University Press.

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Challenging conventional views of Hans Kelsen and foreign-policy realism in International Relations theory!

This book is the first work to show this iconic legal philosopher’s significance as a progressive political realist. In a lively account of Kelsen’s life and political thinking, Robert Schuett introduces him as a political realist and brings his thought on human nature, the state and war into productive tension with today’s Schmittians and conventional views of foreign policy realism.