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Degradation of the International Legal Order: The Rehabilitation of Law and the Possibility of Politics

ISBN13: 9781904385363
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £43.99

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Providing the basis for critical engagement with the pessimism of the contemporary age, The Degradation of the International Legal Order? argues passionately for a rehabilitation of the honour of historic events and processes, and of their role in generating legal concepts.

Drawing primarily from the Marxian tradition, but also engaging with a range of contemporary work in critical theory and critical legal and human rights scholarship, this book analyses historical and recent international events and processes in order to challenge their orthodox interpretation. What is thus proposed is a new evaluation of international legal principles and human rights norms, the revolutionary content of which, it is argued, turns them from mere rhetoric into powerful weapons of struggle.

Accessibly written, but theoretically sophisticated, this original and timely book is intended for critical teachers and students of international law, human rights, and international relations, as well as legal and political activists

Public International Law
The Degradation of International Law?
Ideology Critique in International Law and Politics.
The Liberal Rehabilitation of International Law: Derrida and Others.
For 'Revolutionary Conservatism' in International Law.
Creative Dissonance: Soviet Positivism and Support for Self-determination Struggles.
What are Badiou and Zizek Attacking When they Attack Human Rights?
For a Substantive Account of Human Rights.
The Crisis of Human Rights Courts.
Do Human Rights Wrong Women?
Law and Rights in the 'Clash of Civilisations'.
Realism versus Methodological Individualism in Rights Theory.
The Crisis of International Law and Human Rights in the New Hegemony.