A Foucauldian Approach to International Law: Descriptive Thoughts for Normative Issues

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Law - 154 pages
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The objective of the book is to offer Foucault's understanding of power and knowledge as the basis for interpreting the international system. Foucault begins to account for a current understanding of power and knowledge in a complex and multifaceted world that has not been adequately accounted for in current studies. The key advantage is that Foucault offers a transgressive approach that is not rooted in any single or systematic interpretation. The significence of the approach therefore lies in the fact that no one school of thought must be adopted in order to comprehend the importance of a particular action or development. Rather, the author intends to offer an integrative understanding that would be sufficient for a number of different approaches to international law and international relations.
  

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Contents

Theoretical Grounds for International
7
Recognition Transformation and Power
29
Transgressing Problems of Customary International Law
49
A Descriptive Moment for Freedom of Religion or Belief
71
Human Security from a Transformative Context
97
NonGovernmental Organizations and Power
115
Conclusion
129
Bibliography
135
Index
149
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