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Author Morss, John R

Title International law as the law of collectives : toward a law of people / John R. Morss
Published Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Pub. Co., 2013


Description 1 online resource (ix, 158 pages)
Series The Ashgate international law series
Ashgate international law series.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Law, People, Peoples; 2 From Hobbes to Rawls: Covenants, Social Contracts and the Law of Peoples; 3 Historiography of the Present: Collectives, Colonies and the Chronicle of International Law; 4 Grouphood, Rights and Waldron's Warning: Respecting the Collective; 5 Statehood, Consent, Complicity: Defining the Collective; 6 From Peoples to People? Self-Determination, Identity, Territory; 7 Cultures, Attachments, Minorities, Movements; 8 International Relations and International Law: Rethinking Statehood and Sovereignty; 9 Toward a Law of People; References; Index
Summary Presenting fresh perspectives on a range of contemporary issues in international law, this book draws on the work of major contributors to legal and political theory. Arguing that international law lacks the vocabulary to deal with the collective dimension and therefore perpetuates an individualistic vocabulary, it develops and articulates a more appropriate collective approach for public international law. In doing so, it reframes longstanding problems such as the conflict between self-determination and the integrity of states and the effects and the limits of state sovereignty in an increasi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject International law.
LAW -- International.
International law.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013015214
ISBN 9781409446484