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An Evolutionary Paradigm For International Law

Author: J. Gillroy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137376651
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The book transcends conventional social scientific method, political theory and its understanding of global governance to make the study of the philosophical essence of the international legal system fully accessible.

Islamic Law And Transnational Diplomatic Law

Author: Muhammad-Basheer .A. Ismail
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137558776
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This book, in its effort to formulate compatibility between Islamic law and the principles of international diplomatic law, argues that the need to harmonize the two legal systems and have a thorough cross-cultural understanding amongst nations generally with a view to enhancing unfettered diplomatic cooperation should be of paramount priority.

Radicalizing Rawls

Author: G. Chartier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113738297X
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This book is a critical examination of John Rawls's account of the normative grounds of international law, arguing that Rawls unjustifiably treats groups - rather than particular persons - as foundational to his model of international justice.

Hegemony And Global Citizenship

Author: R. Paehlke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137476028
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The first decade of the 21st century raised many questions regarding hegemonic power. This system for managing global affairs has significant costs and limits. This book explores one alternative, global citizenship and more democratic global governance - an alternative that is arguably now both necessary and possible.

Hume Political Writings

Author: David Hume
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201606
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The first thematically arranged collection of Hume's political writings, this new work brings together substantive selections from A Treatise on Human Nature, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, and Essays: Moral, Political and Literary, with an interpretive introduction placing Hume in the context of contemporary debates between liberalism and its critics and between contextual and universal approaches.

Justice And Nature

Author: John Martin Gillroy
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Most decision making in environmental policy today is based on the economic cost-benefit argument. Criticizing the shortcomings of the market paradigm, John Martin Gillroy proposes an alternative way to conceptualize and create environmental policy, one that allows for the protection of moral and ecological values in the face of economic demands. Drawing on Kantian philosophy, Gillroy develops a new paradigm for justice toward nature that integrates the intrinsic value of humanity and nature into the law. To test the feasibility of this new approach, Gillroy applies it to six concrete cases, including environmental risk and wildlife preservation.

The Philosophy Of International Law

Author: Samantha Besson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199208581
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This text contains 29 cutting-edge essays by philosophers and lawyers which address the central philosophical questions about international law. Its overarching theme is the moral and political values that should guide and shape the assessment and development of international law and institutions.

Legitimacy Justice And Public International Law

Author: Lukas H. Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139482106
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Do states or individuals stand under duties of international justice to people who live elsewhere and to other states? How are we to assess the legitimacy of international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Security Council? Should we support reforms of international institutions and how should we go about assessing alternative proposals of such reforms? The book brings together leading scholars of public international law, jurisprudence and international relations, political philosophers and political theorists to explore the central notions of international legitimacy and global justice. The essays examine how these notions are related and how understanding the relationships will help us comparatively assess the validity of proposals for the reform of international institutions and public international law.

The Moral Austerity Of Environmental Decision Making

Author: John Martin Gillroy
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822383462
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In The Moral Austerity of Environmental Decision Making a group of prominent environmental ethicists, policy analysts, political theorists, and legal experts challenges the dominating influence of market principles and assumptions on the formulation of environmental policy. Emphasizing the concept of sustainability and the centrality of moral deliberation to democracy, they examine the possibilities for a wider variety of moral principles to play an active role in defining “good” environmental decisions. If environmental policy is to be responsible to humanity and to nature in the twenty-first century, they argue, it is imperative that the discourse acknowledge and integrate additional normative assumptions and principles other than those endorsed by the market paradigm. The contributors search for these assumptions and principles in short arguments and debates over the role of science, social justice, instrumental value, and intrinsic value in contemporary environmental policy. In their discussion of moral alternatives to enrich environmental decision making and in their search for a less austere and more robust role for normative discourse in practical policy making, they analyze a series of original case studies that deal with environmental sustainability and natural resources policy including pollution, land use, environmental law, globalism, and public lands. The unique structure of the book—which features the core contributors responding in a discourse format to the central chapters’ essays and debates—helps to highlight the role personal and public values play in democratic decision making generally and in the field of environmental politics specifically. Contributors. Joe Bowersox, David Brower, Susan Buck, Celia Campbell-Mohn, John Martin Gillroy, Joel Kassiola, Jan Laitos, William Lowry, Bryan Norton, Robert Paehlke, Barry G. Rabe, Mark Sagoff, Anna K. Schwab, Bob Pepperman Taylor, Jonathan Wiener