Interpretation of Law in the Global World: From Particularism to a Universal Approach

Author: Joanna Jemielniak,Przemyslaw Miklaszewicz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642048869

Category: Law

Page: 378

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Capturing the Change: Universalising Tendencies in Legal Interpretation Joanna Jemielniak and Przemys aw Mik aszewicz International and supranational integration on the European continent, as well as the harmonisation of the rules of international trade and the accompanying dev- opment and global popularity of the resolution of commercial disputes through arbitration, constantly exerts a considerable in uence on modern legal systems. The sources of each of these phenomena are different, and their action is dissimilar. Each can be described as reaching either from the top to the bottom, through the direct involvement of interested States and consequently affecting their internal legal s- tems (international and supranational integration; harmonisation of trade regulations through public international law instruments), or bottom-up, as a result of activity by private parties, leading to the achievement of uniform practices and standards (ar- tration, lex mercatoria). Nonetheless, they both enrich national legal cultures and contribute to transgressing the limits of national (local) particularisms in creating, interpreting and applying the law. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how these processes have in uenced the interpretation of law, how they have shaped the methods and techniques of the interpretation and with what consequences for the outcomes of the interpretative procedures. In assessing the extent of this in uence, due regard must be paid to the fact that the interpretation of law is not, in principle, directly determined by the provisions of law itself.

Intimations of Global Law

Author: Neil Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316195708

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, and in revived notions of ius gentium and the global rule of law. It is also visible in the legal pursuit of functionally differentiated global public goods, general conflict rules, norms of 'legal pluralism' and new legal hybrids such as the global law of peace and humanity law. The coming of global law affects how law manifests itself in a global age and alters the shape of our legal-ethical horizons. Global law presents a diverse, unsettled and sometimes conflicted legal category, and one which challenges our very understanding of the rudiments of legal authority.

Legal Interpretation in International Commercial Arbitration

Author: Dr Joanna Jemielniak

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409474828

Category: Law

Page: 258

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This book fills a gap in legal academic study and practice in International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) by offering an in-depth analysis on legal discourse and interpretation. Written by a specialist in international business law, arbitration and legal theory, it examines the discursive framework of arbitral proceedings, through an exploration of the unique status of arbitration as a legal and semiotic phenomenon. Historical and contemporary aspects of legal discourse and interpretation are considered, as well as developments in the field of discourse analysis in ICA. A section is devoted to institutional and structural determinants of legal discourse in ICA in which ad hoc and institutional forms are examined. The book also deals with functional aspects of legal interpretation in arbitral discourse, focusing on interpretative standards, methods and considerations in decision-making in ICA. The comparative examinations of existing legal framework and case law reflect the international nature of the subject and the book will be of value to both academic and professional readers.

Comparative Law - Engaging Translation

Author: Simone Glanert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135047464

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French law in the English language to foreign exchange students. Some US legal scholars are exploring the possibility of developing a generic or transnational constitutional law. German judges are referring to foreign law in a criminal case involving an honour killing committed in Germany with a view to ascertaining the relevance of religious prescriptions. European lawyers are actively working on the creation of a common private law to be translated into the 24 official languages of the European Union. Since 2004, the World Bank has been issuing reports ranking the attractiveness of different legal cultures for doing business. All these examples raise in one way or the other the matter of translation from a comparative legal perspective. However, in today’s globalised world where the need to communicate beyond borders arises constantly in different guises, many comparatists continue not to address the issue of translation. This edited collection of essays brings together leading scholars from various cultural and disciplinary backgrounds who draw on fields such as translation studies, linguistics, literary theory, history, philosophy or sociology with a view to promoting a heightened understanding of the complex translational implications pertaining to comparative law, understood both in its literal and metaphorical senses.

Florida Law Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Political Islam, World Politics and Europe

From Jihadist to Institutional Islamism

Author: Bassam Tibi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131781634X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 9268

The new and updated edition of Political Islam, World Politics and Europe focusses on the shift within political Islam, in light of 9/11 and the events of the Arab Spring, from a jihadist struggle, to institutional Islamism. Refuting what has often been referred to by commentators as the ‘moderation,’ of Islamism, the second edition of this book introduces the concept of ‘institutional,’ Islamism, a process which Tibi argues was accelerated in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Both jihadist and institutional Islamism pursue the same goal of an Islamist state, but disagree fundamentally on the strategy for achieving it. Whilst jihadism is committed to the idea of a (violent) Islamic world revolution, institutional Islamism embraces political institutions as a means to an end. Turning to the events of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt this book attempts to determine whether an abandonment of violence is enough to underpin a shift to genuine democracy. Analysing the fall of Morsi in particular, Tibi questions what lessons can be learnt from his presidency, and argues that this event will not change the overall trend of development from jihadism to institutional Islamism A timely addition to existing literature, this book will be of interest to students and scholars studying Middle Eastern and European Politics, Political Islam and International Relations.

Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

Author: Horst-Peter Götting,Urs Peter Gruber,Jörn Lüdemann,et al.

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110285614

Category: Law

Page: 1013

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Die Neuauflage bietet eine hochaktuelle, umfassende Darstellung und Analyse des internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts. In eigenen Kapiteln werden die einzelnen Rechtsbereiche des internationalen Wirtschaftssystems dargestellt: Welthandelsrecht (Waren- und Dienstleistungshandel), Finanz- und Währungsrecht, Investitionsschutzrecht, Transport-, Kommunikations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Rohstoffmärkte, Schutz des geistigen Eigentums, das Recht internationaler Kapital- und Finanztransaktionen, das Recht internationaler Warentransaktionen, Außenwirtschaftsrecht und Streitbeilegung. Die Neuauflage berücksichtigt u.a. Entwicklungen im Zusammenhang mit der Finanz- und Staatsschuldenkrise der letzten Jahre, der Bali-Konferenz der WTO und dem Lissabon-Vertrag der EU.

Russian Approaches to International Law

Author: Lauri Mälksoo

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019103469X

Category: Law

Page: 290

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This book addresses a simple question: how do Russians understand international law? Is it the same understanding as in the West or is it in some ways different and if so, why? It answers these questions by drawing on from three different yet closely interconnected perspectives: history, theory, and recent state practice. The work uses comparative international law as starting point and argues that in order to understand post-Soviet Russia's state and scholarly approaches to international law, one should take into account the history of ideas in Russia. To an extent, Russian understandings of international law differ from what is considered the mainstream in the West. One specific feature of this book is that it goes inside the language of international law as it is spoken and discussed in post-Soviet Russia, especially the scholarly literature in the Russian language, and relates this literature to the history of international law as discipline in Russia. Recent state practice such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia's record in the UN Security Council, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, prominent cases in investor-state arbitration, and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union are laid out and discussed in the context of increasingly popular 'civilizational' ideas, the claim that Russia is a unique civilization and therefore not part of the West. The implications of this claim for the future of international law, its universality, and regionalism are discussed.

Introduction to Political Thought

Author: Peri Roberts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.

The EU and Human Rights

Author: Philip Alston,Mara R. Bustelo,James Heenan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198298069

Category: Law

Page: 946

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For all its achievements in integrating Europe, the EU lacks a human rights policy which is coherent, balanced and professionally administered. This volume provides an insightful critique of current policies and detailed recommendations for the future by leading experts in the field including individuals from every EU country.

Anarchie der kommunikativen Freiheit

Jürgen Habermas und die Theorie der internationalen Politik

Author: Peter Niesen,Benjamin Herborth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518294208

Category: Anarchism

Page: 464

View: 8722

Unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung können wir uns internationale Politik nicht länger nur als Machtspiel von Nationalstaaten vorstellen. Neue Mechanismen der Koordination bilden sich in vielfältigen Bereichen interund transnationaler Politik heraus

Levinas, Subjectivity, Education

Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility

Author: Anna Strhan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312376

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Levinas, Subjectivity, Education explores how thephilosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas lead us to reassesseducation and reveals the possibilities of a radical newunderstanding of ethical and political responsibility. Presents an original theoretical interpretation of EmmanuelLevinas that outlines the political significance of his work forcontemporary debates on education Offers a clear analysis of Levinas’s centralphilosophical concepts, including the place of religion in hiswork, demonstrating their relevance for educational theorists Examines Alain Badiou’s critique of Levinas’swork Considers the practical implications of Levinas’ theoriesfor concrete educational practices and frameworks

Revolution and Human Rights

Proceeding of the 14th IVR World Congress in Edinburgh, August 1989

Author: Werner Maihofer,Gerhard Sprenger

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515056120

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Content: I. Revolution and Law: H.P. Glenn: Law, Revolution and Rights u M.A. Simon: Must a Revolution Preserve Rights? u C. Wellman: Locke's Right to Revolution Reexamined u W.E. Murnion: Aquinas on Revolution u Shing-I Liu: Menschenrecht, Widerstandsrecht u. Revolution u II. Human Rights and Democracy: A. Mineau: L'origine des droits de l'homme u H. Kochler: Menschenrechtskonformitat demokrat. Systeme u M. Scheinin: Legal Protection of Human Rights and Different Conceptions of Democracy u J.F. Doyle: Fulfilling Revolutionary Promises u N. Lopez-Calera: Naturaleza dialectica de los derechos humanos u J. Wetlesen: Inherent Dignity as a Ground of Human Rights u M.-R. Ollila: Virtue Ethics and Violations of Human Rights u P. Duran y Lalaguna: Human Rights in Democratic Society u C.B. Gray: Fraternity and Nonobstante u III. Human Rights and International Law: A. Bragyova: Is it Possible to Base Human Rights on Internaional Law? u L. Lukaszuk: The Concept of Protection of Human and Civic Rights According to the Principles and Rules of Both the International and Constitutional Law u A.N. Georgiadou: Les droits fondamentaux en droit communautaire u IV. Human Rights and Socialism: K.A. Mollnau: Entwicklungsdenken in der Rechtswissenschaft u W. Sokolewicz: Constitutionality as a Precondition of the Rule of Law u R. Wieruszewski: The Principle of Interrelation Between Human Rights and Duties u P.D. Swan: The Contributions of J. Habermas and C. Lefort u A. Lopatka: Revolution and Socialist Renewal in Poland u M. Samu: The Connection Between Human Rights and Democracy u D.J. Galligan: The Foundations of Due Process in Socialism u R. Bellamy: Liberal Rights and Socialist Goals .

Natural Resource Use and Global Change

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Social Ecology

Author: K. Bruckmeier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137303158

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Barriers to global sustainability are identified and conditions for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use are described.

Islam and human rights

tradition and politics

Author: Ann Elizabeth Mayer

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 260

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Do Islam and Islamic law constitute real obstacles to human rights? In this revised and updated edition, the author offers critical assessments of recent Islamic human rights schemes that dilute or eliminate the human rights protections afforded by international law and compares these both with the Islamic legal heritage and with international human rights law. Contesting stereotypes about a supposedly monolithic Islam inherently incompatible with human rights, Mayer dissects the political motives behind the selective use of elements of the Islamic tradition by conservative groups opposed to democracy and human rights. The third edition considers recent developments in human rights law and policy. For example, in Egypt, the notorious Abu Zaid case—where a scholar was declared an apostate and divorced against his will—marked a dramatic setback for human rights in the name of upholding Islamic law. However, some regimes are rethinking their previous attacks on the international human rights system—Iran being an example of a country that has recently been moving in the direction of combating the view that its Islamic ideology necessarily leads to human rights violations. In addition, the debates on whether Islam stands in the way of human rights continue in the UN, provoked in part by recent ”Islamic” reservations to human rights conventions. This edition considers these recent events and many others. Also new to the third edition: the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam and many excerpts from the Iranian constitution.

Between Consent and Descent

Conceptions of Democratic Citizenship

Author: Douglas B. Klusmeyer

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for Intl Peace

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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Douglas Klusmeyer clarifies the sources of Western concepts of citizenship, from the ancient Greeks to modern social democrats: where they came from, how they evolved, and where they tend to lead. He offers a profound analysis of the contrasting values embodied in different approaches to civic membership.A volume of the International Migration Policy Issues Series

Globalgeschichte

Eine Einführung

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406645747

Category: History

Page: 300

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Globalgeschichte ist in den letzten Jahren zu einem der wichtigsten Felder der Geschichtswissenschaft geworden. Aber was ist unter dem Begriff genau zu verstehen? Sebastian Conrad führt in diesem Buch anschaulich und anhand konkreter Beispiele in das Forschungsfeld ein und stellt die zentralen Fragen und Theorien sowie die wichtigsten Themen und Kontroversen vor. In der globalisierten Welt der Gegenwart lässt sich Geschichte nicht mehr so selbstverständlich wie früher auf die Geschichte einzelner Länder beschränken. Stattdessen hat das Interesse an grenzüberschreitenden Prozessen und globalen Verflechtungen sprunghaft zugenommen. Wie aber schreibt man Globalgeschichte und was ist ihr Gegenstand? Geht es um die Geschichte des gesamten Planeten? Um die Geschichte der menschlichen Spezies, gar um «Big History», die Zeit seit dem Urknall? Oder handelt es sich eher um eine bestimmte Perspektive, anhand derer auch die Geschichte eines kleinen Dorfes untersucht werden kann? Welche Fragen lassen sich in globaler Perspektive besser beantworten, welche Zusammenhänge kommen dadurch erst in den Blick? Sebastian Conrad, neben Jürgen Osterhammel wohl der bekannteste Vertreter der Globalgeschichte in Deutschland, führt in die wichtigsten Fragen und Themen, aber auch die Herausforderungen und die Kritik an der Globalgeschichte ein und zeigt, dass das Denken in globalen Horizonten keineswegs eine neue Erfindung ist – und auch keine Errungenschaft des Westens allein.