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
Date Written: March 1, 2011
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
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