Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


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
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Chinese Contemporary Perspectives on International Law: History, Culture and International Law ISBN 9789004236134
Published December 2012
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Non-discrimination in the World Trade Organization ISBN 9789004233140
Published July 2012
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Private International Law as Component of the Law of the Forum ISBN 9789004226340
Published January 2012
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Radiating Impact of WTO on Its Members’ Legal System: The Chinese Perspective ISBN 9789004218543
Published December 2011
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment ISBN 9789004186828
Published July 2011
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context ISBN 9789004179103
Published July 2011
Brill Academic Publishers
Unifying and Harmonising Substantive Law and the Role of Conflict of Laws ISBN 9789004186835
Published July 2010
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Lis Pendens in International Litigation ISBN 9789004179097
Published September 2009
Brill Academic Publishers
Aspects Philosophiques du Droit de l'Arbitrage International ISBN 9789004171480
Published July 2008
Brill Academic Publishers