Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


A Transcivilizational Perspective on International Law: Questioning Prevalent Cognitive Frameworks in the Emerging Multi-Polar and Multi-Civilizational World of the Twenty-First Century


ISBN13: 9789004186897
Published: September 2010
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Pocketbook
Price: £13.00



Low stock.

The twenty-first century will witness conflicts which may destabilize the international order. These conflicts are likely to arise between emerging Asian States such as China and India whose material power is growing, and the Western nations who wield significant ideational power.

A West-centric international society will change to a multi-polar and multi-civilizational global society. This structural change includes, and further needs, changes of understandings and perceptions of the world, including of international law. The perspectives from which we see, understand, appreciate and assess international law must change.

We need to interpret international law not only from a prevalent Statecentric international perspective and West-centric transnational perspective. Onuma argues that we must grasp international law from what he calls a trans-civilizational perspective as well. By adopting such three-layered perspectives, international law is shown to be functioning as a tool of politics yet constrained by cultural and civilizational factors.

Such complex subjects as global history of international law, concepts of general and customary international law, and human rights could be appreciated in a more nuanced and subtle manner.

Series: Pocketbooks of the Hague Academy of International Law

The Law of Global Governance ISBN 9789004279117
Published July 2014
Brill Nijhoff
£15.00
Non-discrimination in the World Trade Organization ISBN 9789004233140
Published July 2012
Brill Nijhoff
£16.00
Private International Law as Component of the Law of the Forum ISBN 9789004226340
Published January 2012
Brill Nijhoff
£16.00
£16.00
£18.00
International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context ISBN 9789004179103
Published July 2011
Brill Academic Publishers
£16.00
Lis Pendens in International Litigation ISBN 9789004179097
Published September 2009
Brill Academic Publishers
£15.00
Aspects Philosophiques du Droit de l'Arbitrage International ISBN 9789004171480
Published July 2008
Brill Academic Publishers
£13.00