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Philosophy, Public Policy, and Transnational Law

An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law

Philosophical Method, David Hume, and the Essence of Sovereignty

Authors: Gillroy, J.

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The book transcends conventional social scientific method, political theory and its understanding of global governance to make the study of the philosophical essence of the international legal system fully accessible.

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John Gillroy is Professor of International Relations and Public International Law and Founding Director of the Environmental Policy Design Programs at Lehigh University, USA.

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"John Martin Gillroy is a pioneer in a new and important field in the study of international society and international law. He is undertaking a long overdue reconciling of general philosophy with thinking about the conceptual foundations of international politics and law and institutions. In An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law he turns to David Hume, one of the great inspirational sources of modern philosophy, and develops an ingenious extension of Hume's ideas on the nature of law and society to help us to understand international phenomena in a new and creative way. A rapidly emerging international society is in urgent need of such ideas." Philip Allott, Professor Emeritus of International Public Law, Cambridge University, UK

"In An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law, John Martin Gillroy draws on the philosophy of Hume to illuminate the substructure of international law and the essence of sovereignty. He reassesses basic assumptions about the state, the sources of international law and the structure of the international legal system and advances an evolutionary paradigm for international law, aiming to provide a fuller and more systematic explanation than traditional positivist models." James R. Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Prologue: Sovereignty and Practical Reason

    Pages 1-6

    Gillroy, John Martin

  • Philosophical Method, Hume’s Philosophical-Policy, and Legal Design

    Pages 7-48

    Gillroy, John Martin

  • “Effectiveness”: A “Local” Rule of Recognition and the Foundation for Justice-As-Sovereignty

    Pages 49-106

    Gillroy, John Martin

  • “Progressive Codification”: A Rule of Adjudication and the Evolution of Justice-As-Sovereignty

    Pages 107-150

    Gillroy, John Martin

  • “Peaceful Cooperation”: A Universal Rule of Recognition and the Strategic Context of Justice-As-Sovereignty

    Pages 151-207

    Gillroy, John Martin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Method, David Hume, and the Essence of Sovereignty
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy, Public Policy, and Transnational Law
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37665-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137376657
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37662-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47779-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 325
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