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The degradation of the international legal order? The rehabilitation of law and the possibility of politics

Bowring, Bill (2008) The degradation of the international legal order? The rehabilitation of law and the possibility of politics. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781904385998.

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Abstract

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. Book description from publisher website at: http://www.routledgelaw.com/

Item Type: Book
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 15:44
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 11:48
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/878

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