Pluralism and Law

Pluralism and Law

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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? Such are the problems dealt with by the 20th world congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Amsterdam, June 2001) and published in this book, which is for legal and social philosophers, students of human rights, and political philosophers.
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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 725.74g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • VIII, 388 p.
  • 0792370392
  • 9780792370390

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'etat, les pouvoirs et la liberte; 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. Bayon. 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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