Justifying the Global Covenant

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780199262014
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601033 | DOI:
 Justifying the Global Covenant

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This chapter explores the societas of states from the broader perspective of human conduct. It defends the moral and legal foundations of the global covenant: normative pluralism, political anti-paternalism, international law, and political virtue. It examines the evolutionary character of the societas of states, and discusses its historical staying power and future as a normative framework of world politics.

Keywords: societas of states; global covenant; pluralism; international law

Chapter.  13057 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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