Pluralism and Law / Edition 1

Pluralism and Law / Edition 1

by A. Soeteman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792370392

ISBN-13: 9780792370390

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Different developments in our world pose a challenge to legal and soci al philosophers. What can we say about justice in a pluralist world? I s 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 h ow can we or

Overview

Different developments in our world pose a challenge to legal and soci al philosophers. What can we say about justice in a pluralist world? I s 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 h ow 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 Jun e 2001 and published in this book, which can be read with pleasure and profit by legal and social philosophers, students of human rights, po litical philosophers and all those who want to know about the challeng es posed to the law by modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792370390
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A. Soeteman. 1. Formal Justice as a Common Language; P. Westerman. 2. Retribution in the Transition to Democracy; J. Elster. 3. Hate Speech and the Law: A Canadian Perspective; W. Sumner. 4. Human Rights and the Partial Eclipse of Justice; T. Campbell. 5. L'état, les pouvoirs et la liberté; P. Raynaud. 6. Pluralism, Social Conflict, and Tolerance; L. Green. 7. Humanitarian Intervention and the Self-Image of the State; G. den Hartogh. 8. The Boundaries of Democratic Pluralism; A. Harel. 9. Law, Rights and Democracy after Totalitarianism; G. Skapska. 10. A 'Struggle Approach' to Human Rights; C. Heyns. 11. Ethics Codes: The Regulatory Norms of a Globalized Society? W. Cragg. 12. Plurality of Cultures and Natural Law; H. Takahashi. 13. Cultural Pluralism and the Idea of Human Rights; J. Sieckmann. 14. Legal Reasoning and Systematization of Law; P. Navarro. 15. A Perspective on Comparative Legal Methodology and its Barriers; H. Aoi. 16. A Semiotic Perspective on the Comparison of Analogical Reasoning in Secular and Religious Legal Systems; B. Jackson. 17. Why is Legal Reasoning Defeasible? J.C. Bayòn. 18. Legal Logic, Its Existence, Nature and Use; J.C. Hage. 19. Collective Intentions, Legislative Intents, and Social Choice; E. Lagerspetz. The Authors.

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