Transfer of Values Through International Law: The Hobbesian Lessons from Eastern European Legal Scholars
University of Manchester - School of Law; University of Amsterdam
September 23, 2007
ESIL Research Forum, 2007
This paper analyzes the role that Eastern Europeans legal scholars ascribe to values and interests in their vision of the international legal order. It is argued here that the conception of these scholars may help reconcile the transformation of society brought about by a number of international rules with the criticisms inspired by cultural relativism. Indeed, it is submitted here that Eastern European legal scholarship provides an avenue to bypass the imperialistic objection inherent to any value-oriented understanding of the legal order.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: International Legal Scholarship, Foundations of the International Legal Order, Interest, Value, Cosmopolitanismworking papers series
Date posted: September 24, 2008 ; Last revised: April 28, 2011
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