Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law by China Miéville

By China Miéville

Miéville severely examines present theories of overseas legislation and gives a compelling replacement Marxist view. Drawing on a severe historical past of foreign legislation from the 16th century to the current day, Miéville argues that foreign legislation is essentially constituted via the violence of imperialism.

China Miéville's brilliantly unique publication is an essential advisor for an individual keen on foreign legislation. it's the so much entire scholarly account on hand of the principal theoretical debates concerning the foundations of foreign legislations. It bargains a advisor for the lay reader into the vital texts within the field." Peter Gowan, Professor, diplomacy, London Metropolitan collage

"The so much refined Left critique of foreign legislations on hand at the present time in addition to some of the most major contributions to the speculation and background of foreign legislations i've got learn. It increases the controversy approximately law's function in a globalized global order to a very new level." Martti Koskenniemi, Director, Erik Castren Institute of overseas legislations, collage of Helsinki

"We have waited decades for a complete and innovative critique of overseas legislations. Miéville proves the wait used to be worthy it." Anthony Chase, Nova Southeastern collage legislation Centre

Show description

Read Online or Download Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 6) PDF

Similar marxism books

The Principle of Hope, Volume 1 (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

"Ernst Bloch's precept of wish is among the key books of our century. half philosophic hypothesis, half political treatise, half lyricvision, it's workout a deepening impact on idea and on literature. .. . No political or theological appropriations of Bloch's leviathan can exhaust its visionary breadth.

The Beginning of History: Value Struggles and Global Capital

Francis Fukuyama may possibly claim the "end of history", and neoliberal capital embraces this trust. besides the fact that, the varied struggles for commons and dignity round the planet show a distinct truth: that of the start of historical past. The conflict among those views is the subject material of this publication.

Žižek's Politics

A serious creation to the political considered the most vital, unique and enigmatic philosophers writing this present day. Zizek's Politics offers an unique interpretation and defence of the Slovenian philosopher's radical critique of liberalism, democracy, and worldwide capital.

Back to the Future of Socialism

• What’s long gone mistaken with capitalism, and the way may still governments reply?
• Did tremendous executive or immense banking reason the worldwide monetary main issue?
• Is the reply austerity or funding in development; untrammelled industry forces or legislation for the typical sturdy?

Anthony Crosland’s the way forward for Socialism supplied a creed for governments of the guts left till the worldwide banking obstacle.

Now Peter Hain, drawing on over fifty years of expertise in politics, revisits this vintage textual content and offers a stimulating political prospectus for this day. Hain argues that capitalism is now extra financially volatile and unfair, effective yet vulnerable to paralysis, dynamic yet discriminatory. A rousing substitute to the neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy of our period, Hain’s new booklet could be learn by means of every body drawn to the way forward for the left.

Additional info for Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 6)

Sample text

It is only valid or not, and that validity is a function of politics. This is political formalism, in which ‘the autonomy of the political sphere’ banishes law to epiphenomenality. There is a curiously double-edged attitude to legal formalism here. Morgenthau’s theory is legally formalistic inasmuch as law is seen as a body of rules, as in the classic definition, a template by which to view and judge state behaviour. But it is unformalist in its collapsing of the distinctiveness of law. 69 70 71 72 For example, Rosenberg 1994, pp.

To explain the state as partly a legal institution, rather than just one imbued with nebulous and ahistorical power (here taking a historically contingent legal form), we must have a theory of the law that does not reduce itself to state or sovereign will. To successfully theorise international law, the state, and the relation between the two, we need a jurisprudence which takes as its object international law as it exists in the international system: a theory which accepts that it is more than historical chance that international law is called ‘law’.

Not so restrictively formal as to include only legal colonies, it includes also informal empires and looser conglomerates of hegemonic states and their clients: essentially, it is a frank admission of the permeable and shifting territories represented by powerful states’ international claims and interests. 111 This is to say that the international power dynamic is necessary to understand the actual lived reality of international law. Thus law and politics are interpenetrated. 112 Here, Schmitt sees law, politics and economics as linked in complex structures, economics throwing up law that is used politically to maintain the status quo.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 31 votes