A theme of growing importance in both the law and philosophy and socio-legal literature is how regulatory dynamics can be identified (that is, conceptualised and operationalised) and normative expectations met in an age when transnational actors operate on a global plane and in increasingly fragmented and transformative contexts. A reconsideration of established theories and axiomatic findings on regulatory phenomena is an essential part of this discourse. There is indeed an urgent need for discontinuity regarding what we (think we) know about, among other things, law, legality, sovereignty and political legitimacy, power relations, institutional design and development, and pluralist dynamics of ordering under processes of globalisation and transnationalism.
Making an important contribution to the scholarly debate on the subject, this volume features original and much-needed essays of theoretical and applied legal philosophy as well as socio-legal accounts that reflect on whether legal positivism has anything to offer to this intellectual enterprise. This is done by discussing whether global and transnational cultural, socio-political, economic, and juridical challenges as well as processes of diversification, fragmentation, and transformation (significantly, de-formalisation) reinforce or weaken legal positivists' assumptions, claims, and methods. The themes covered include, but are not limited to, absolute and limited state sovereignty; the 'new international legal positivism'; Hartian legal positivism and the 'normative positivist' account; the relationship between modern secularisation, social conventionalism, and meta-ontological issues of temporality in postnational jurisprudence; the social positivisation of human rights; the formation and content of jus cogens norms; feminist critique; the global and transnational migration of principles of justice and morality; the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties rule of interpretation; and the responsibility of transnational corporations.
Autorentext Dr Luca Siliquini-Cinelli is a Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Dundee.
Inhalt Chapter 1: Introduction: Legal Positivism in a Global and Transnational Age.- Part I: Legal Positivism, the State, and International Legal Theory.- Chapter 2: About the Impossibility of Absolute State Sovereignty. The Modern Era and the Early Legal Positivist Claim.- Chapter 3: Taking Legal Positivism beyond the State: Finding Secondary Rules?.- Chapter 4: New International Legal Positivism: Formalism by Another Name?.- Part II: Legal Positivism and Social Practices.- Chapter 5: Legal Positivism as Tekhn: Postnational Normative Ontology and Positivist Effectual Temporality.- Chapter 6: Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Systems Theory and the 'Social Positivisation' of Human Rights.- Chapter 7: Before and After Legal Positivity: Peremptory Norms in Global and Transnational Social Practice.- Part III: Beyond Legal Positivism?.- Chapter 8: Positivism and the Peace/power Dialectic: Feminist Reflections in a Transnational Age.- Chapter 9: Beyond Legal Positivism in Transnational Law.- Chapter 10: How Post-Positivism Sheds Light on Treaty Interpretation: Celebrating the VCLT Rule of Interpretation.- Chapter 11: Responsibility of Corporations in International Law: Positivism and Transnationalism Revisited.
Legal Positivism in a Global and Transnational Age