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International law as social construct : the struggle for global justice

Author: Carlo Focarelli
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The book distils and articulates international law as a social construct. It does so by analysing its social foundations, essence, and roots in practical and socially workable (as opposed to 'pure') reason. In addition to well-known doctrines of jurisprudence and international law, it draws upon psycho-analytic insights into the origins and nature of law, as well as philosophical social constructivism. The work  Read more...
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Focarelli, Carlo.
International law as social construct.
Oxford : Oxford university press, 2012
(OCoLC)795695915
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Focarelli
ISBN: 9780191632181 019163218X 9780191741012 0191741019 1283581507 9781283581509
OCLC Number: 801814817
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Society: A. The origins of law --
B. The discernment of law --
2. Myth: A. In quest of objectivity --
B. The struggle for justice --
3. Reason: A. Theoretical reason --
B. Practical reason --
4. De- and remythologizing international law: A. Epistemology --
B. Doctrines --
C. Communication --
5. Players: A. Global governance --
B. States --
C. Non-state players --
D. Disaggregating international legal persoanlity --
6. Rules: A. Source of law --
B. Law-making --
C. Judicial and quasi-judicial decision-making --
D. Compilance, implementation, and enforcement --
7. Values: A. Inspiring values --
B. Competing values --
8. Remedies: A. Sovereignty as responsibility --
B. Collective and personal remedies.
Responsibility: Carlo Focarelli.

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