From International Society to International Community: The Constitutional Evolution of International Law

From International Society to International Community: The Constitutional Evolution of International Law, Gdansk University Press, 2015

218 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2015

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Tomasz Widlak

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk

Date Written: December 17, 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this book is to reconstruct the concept of “international community” and to provide a general picture sketched from the perspective of a bird’s-eye view of the theory and philosophy of international law. The aim is not so much to define international community but rather to attempt to understand the phenomenon in its wider normative, historical, cultural and socio-political context. Thereby, the book draws the reader’s attention to the significance of an issue generally neglected by the science of law as well as to the relation of the notion with the array of crucial problems of international law. The title reflects the conviction, that the process of constitutionalization of international law is convergent with the advancement of pluralist international society towards a true solidarist community.

Keywords: international law, international society, international community, international legal theory, IR, human rights, sovereignty, philosophy of law, legal theory, world order, international theory, jurisprudence, non-state actors, global governance

Suggested Citation

Widłak, Tomasz Hubert, From International Society to International Community: The Constitutional Evolution of International Law (December 17, 2015). From International Society to International Community: The Constitutional Evolution of International Law, Gdansk University Press, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2707814

Tomasz Hubert Widłak (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk ( email )

Gdańsk
Poland

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