Law and Moral Action in World Politics
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Law and Moral Action in World Politics by Cecelia Lynch
Book DescriptionDefined by custom and treaty, and now increasingly embodied in charters, regulations, and resolutions of international organizations, does the existence of international law point to progress in humankind's capacity for moral conduct? Or does the lack of a discernible ethical foundation in either law or political action make progress impossible to define?In Law and Moral Action in World Politics, the authors -- activists and scholars of international law and international relations -- pose these questions in new ways. Some adhere to a progressive reading of the law; others adopt a critical stance. Topics included the function and historical evolution of the law; the cultural and intellectual assumptions of influential legal texts; and the experiences of legal activists in using law to pursue moral ends, including the rights of indigenous people and the protection of international law itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816631704
(236mm x 158mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Cecelia Lynch
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Interrogates and extends Friedrich Kratochwil's pathbreaking work on knowledge, normative phenomena, and political practice in international relations. Contributors reflect on the ways in which normative phenomena, politics, and knowledge claims are linked in practice.
Beyond Appeasement, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Cecelia Lynch
The interwar peace movements were, according to conventional interpretations, naive and ineffective. More seriously, the standard histories have also held that they severely weakened national efforts to resist Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia...
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