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The status of law in world society : meditations on the role and rule of law

Author: Friedrich V Kratochwil
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations.
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"Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the role of law in the international arena and the key discourses surrounding it. It explains the increased importance of law for politics, from law-fare to the judicialization of politics, to human rights, and why traditional expectations of progress through law have led to disappointment. Providing an overview of the debates in legal theory, philosophy, international law and  Read more...
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Kratochwil, Friedrich V.
Status of law in world society
(DLC) 2013039675
(OCoLC)859253511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich V Kratochwil
ISBN: 9781139583930 113958393X 9781139699037 1139699032
OCLC Number: 881236861
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages).
Contents: 1. Inter-disciplinarity, the epistemological ideal of incontrovertible foundations and the problem of praxis --
2. On the concept of law --
3. On constitutions and fragmented orders --
4. Of experts, helpers, and enthusiasts --
5. The power of metaphors and narratives: systems, teleology, evolution and the issue of the "global community" --
6. Cosmopolitanism, publicity, and the emergence of a "global administrative law" --
7. The politics of rights --
8. The limits and burdens of rights --
9. The bounds of (non) sense.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international relations.
Responsibility: Friedrich Kratochwil.

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Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the key discourses surrounding the role of law in the international arena. Providing an overview of the debates in legal theory, philosophy, international law and  Read more...

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