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Published: 15 March 2001

487 Pages | small amount of tables


ISBN: 9780199244935

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New Order for a New World

Second Edition

Philip Allott

  • Since its original publication the book has achieved cult status
  • Allott is now considered to be the most original thinker in international law
  • It is probably the first theory in modern times of international society as a society of human beings and not merely as a system of states, and of international law as the law of that society
  • It is probably the first attempt in modern times to offer a theory of international society which is as all-embracing as traditional theories of national societies
  • It is a theory which meets the widely-felt need to make sense of globalisation at the level of social and legal theory
  • The book directly challenges well-established realist theories of international relations and positivist theories of international law, and articulates a new movement towards idealism in those fields
  • It seeks to respond to Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment thinking in the fields of general social and legal philosophy

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