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The Health of Nations: Society and Law beyond the State

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Philip AllottUniversity of Cambridge

ISBN13: 9780521816557
ISBN: 0521816556
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00
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The human world is changing. Old social structures are being overwhelmed by forces of social transformation which are sweeping across political and cultural frontiers. A social animal is becoming the social species. The animal that lives in packs and herds (family, corporation, nation, state) is becoming a member of a human society which is the society of all human beings, the society of all societies. The age-old problems of social life - religious, philosophical, moral, political, legal, economic - must now be addressed at the level of the whole species, and the level where all cultures and traditions meet and will contribute to an exhilarating and hazardous new form of human self-evolving. In this book Philip Allott explores the social and legal implications and potentialities of these developments in the light of the general theory of society and law which is proposed in his groundbreaking Eunomia: New Order for a New World.

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Part I. Society and Law:
1. The will to know and the will to power: theory and moral responsibility
2. The phenomenon of law
3. Globalization from above: actualizing the ideal through law
4. The nation as mind politic: the making of the public mind
5. New enlightenment: the public mind of all-humanity
Part II. European Society and its Law:
6. European governance and the re-branding of democracy
7. The crisis of European constitutionalism: reflections on a half-revolution
8. The concept of European Union: imagining the unimagined
9. The conversation that we are: the seven lamps of European unity
Part III. International Society and its Law:
10. The concept of international law
11. International law and the idea of history
12. Intergovernmental societies and the idea of constitutionalism
13. International law and the international Hofmafia: towards a sociology of diplomacy
14. International law and international revolution: re-conceiving the world