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Pluralism and Law - Arend Soeteman

Pluralism and Law

By: Arend Soeteman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2001
ISBN: 9780792370390
Number Of Pages: 388

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While the modern world is divided into roughly 200 sovereign states, many of the problems we are experiencing are global in scale and cannot be solved by nation states acting alone. The one world has many different traditions, too: very different ideas exist about how a nation state should be organised politically, the universality of human rights, relations between women and men - indeed, about everything of any importance.
Different developments in our world pose a challenge to legal and social philosophers. What can we say about justice in a pluralist world? Is there some universal justice? Are there universal human rights? What is the function of the state in the modern world? How should the law deal with global problems, such as the environment or migration? And how can we or should we argue about such issues?
Such are the problems dealt with by the 20th world congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, held in Amsterdam in June 2001 and published in this book, which can be read with pleasure and profit by legal and social philosophers, students of human rights, political philosophers and all those who want to know about the challenges posed to the law by modernity.

Introduction: A. Soeteman
Formal Justice as a Common Language
Retribution in the Transition to Democracy
Hate Speech and the Law: A Canadian Perspective
Human Rights and the Partial Eclipse of Justice
L'etat, les pouvoirs et la liberte
Pluralism, Social Conflict, and Tolerance
Humanitarian Intervention and the Self-Image of the State
The Boundaries of Democratic Pluralism
Law, Rights and Democracy after Totalitarianism
A `Struggle Approach' to Human Rights
Ethics Codes: The Regulatory Norms of a Globalized Society?
Plurality of Cultures and Natural Law
Cultural Pluralism and the Idea of Human Rights
Legal Reasoning and Systematization of Law
A Perspective on Comparative Legal Methodology and its Barriers
A Semiotic Perspective on the Comparison of Analogical Reasoning in Secular and Religious Legal Systems
Why is Legal Reasoning Defeasible?
Legal Logic, Its Existence, Nature and Use
Collective Intentions, Legislative Intents, and Social Choice
The Authors
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ISBN: 9780792370390
ISBN-10: 0792370392
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 30th June 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 1.62