Two Potential Paths Forward from Fragmentation Discourse: Sociology and Ethics

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (American Society of International Law) Vol. 105, p. 130, March 2011

4 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012

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Sahib Singh

University of Helsinki; University of Cambridge

Date Written: March 1, 2011

Abstract

This was an extremely short paper prepared for the American Society of International Law Conference 2011.

It addresses three points: (1) the emergence of uncertainty in the utopian systemic ideals for international law - that we have seen form in the fragmentation discourse; (2) the value of sociological inquiry into tribunalisation: treating fragmentation for what it is: far more than an issue concerned with norms; and (3) the value of ethical inquiry: re-examining the role of international lawyers in light of arguable professional fragmentation.

It advocates a call for (2) and (3), nothing more.

Keywords: Fragmentation, International Law, Ethics, Critical Thought, Sociology

JEL Classification: K33, B30

Suggested Citation

Singh, Sahib, Two Potential Paths Forward from Fragmentation Discourse: Sociology and Ethics (March 1, 2011). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (American Society of International Law) Vol. 105, p. 130, March 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042269

Sahib Singh (Contact Author)

University of Helsinki ( email )

Yliopistonkatu 3
Helsinki, 00014
Finland

University of Cambridge ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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