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International Law and its Others

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Edited by: Anne Orford

ISBN13: 9780521859493
ISBN: 0521859492
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521124461



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Institutional and political developments since the end of the Cold War have led to a revival of public interest in, and anxiety about, international law. Liberal international law is appealed to as offering a means of constraining power and as representing universal values. This book brings together scholars who draw on jurisprudence, philosophy, legal history and political theory to analyse the stakes of this turn towards international law.

Contributors explore the history of relations between international law and those it defines as other - other traditions, other logics, other forces, and other groups. They explore the archive of international law as a record of attempts by scholars, bureaucrats, decision-makers and legal professionals to think about what happens to law at the limits of modern political organization. The result is a rich array of responses to the question of what it means to speak and write about international law in our time.

  • Brings together the work of leading critical theorists in international law
  • Provides a broad range of histories of the relations between international law and those it defines as other - other traditions (theology, philosophy, morality, economics), other logics (sacrifice, war, despotism, calculation), other forces (God, desire, markets, imperialism) and other groups (indigenous peoples, religious fundamentalists, barbarians, terrorists)
  • Integrates current debates in international law with contemporary scholarship in philosophy, political theory, theology, history and anthropology

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. A jurisprudence of the limit Anne Orford
Part I. Sovereignty Otherwise: 2. Speaking law: on bare theological and cosmopolitan sovereignty Costas Douzinas
3. Law as conversation Ian Duncanson
4. Corporate power and global order Dan Danielsen
5. Seasons in the abyss: reading the void in Cubillo Connal Parsley
Part II: Human Rights and Other Values: 6. Reassessing international humanitarianism: the dark sides David Kennedy
7. Trade, human rights and the economy of sacrifice Anne Orford
8. Secrets of the fetish in international law's messianism Judith Grbich
9. Human rights, the self and the other: reflections on a pragmatic theory of human rights Florian F. Hoffmann
Part III. The Relation to the Other: 10. Completing civilization: Creole consciousness and international law in nineteenth century Latin America Liliana Obregón
11. From 'savages' to 'unlawful combatants': a postcolonial look at international humanitarian law's 'other' Frédéric Mégret
12. Lost in translation: rescripting the sexed subjects of international human rights law Dianne Otto
13. Flesh made law: the economics of female genital mutilation legislation Juliet Rogers
Part IV. History's Actors: 14. On critique Antony Anghie
15. Afterword: and forward - there remains so much we do not know Hilary Charlesworth and David Kennedy.