Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Price: £175.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 29th May and will re-open on Tuesday 30th May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 26th May will not be processed until Tuesday 30th May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

The Significance of Borders

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9789004228139
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.00

This is a Print On Demand Title.
The publisher will print a copy to fulfill your order. Books can take between 1 to 3 weeks. Looseleaf titles between 1 to 2 weeks.

For almost three-quarters of a century, the countries of Western Europe have abandoned national sovereignty as an ideal. Nation states are being dismantled: by supranationalism from above, by multiculturalism from below. This book explains why supranationalism and multiculturalism are in fact irreconcilable with representative government and the rule of law. It challenges one of the most central beliefs in contemporary legal and political philosophy, which is that borders are bound to disappear.

Image not available lge
Public International Law
Part I – The Rise of Borders
Chapter One: The State
1.1. The Rise of the State;
1.2. Averting Civil War
1.3. International Relations
Chapter Two: Sovereignty
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Internal Sovereignty
2.3. External Sovereignty
Chapter Three: The Nation
3.1. Membership
3.2. Imagined Territorial Communities
3.3. Welcoming Newcomers
Part II – The Assault on Borders
Chapter Four: Supranational Courts
4.1. The International Criminal Court
4.2. The European Court of Human Rights
4.3. The International Court of Justice
Chapter Five: Supranational Organizations
5.1. The World Trade Organization 5.2. The Security Council
5.3. The European Union
Chapter Six: Multiculturalism
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Legal Plurality
6.3. Cultural Diversity
Part III – The Need for Borders
Chapter Seven: Government
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Representation;
7.3. Law
Chapter Eight: The Fallacies of Universalism
8.1. No More War
8.2. The Universal Society
8.3. The All-Inclusiveness of Loyalties
Chapter Nine: The Particularism of Citizenship
9.1. Loyalty
9.2. The Public Sphere
9.3. Without a ‘We’, It Won’t Work