Eunomia: New Order for a New World

Paperback | April 1, 2001

byPhilip Allott

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The end of the Cold War has brought a new form of world disorder. The systems and strategies imposed by the global balance of power of the Cold War have evaporated. The international system is seeking a new equilibrium between global integration and global disintegration. Natural forces ofeconomic and cultural integration are opposed by equal and opposite forces of national and cultural particularism, and by the conflicts flowing from gross inequalities and injustices of social and economic order. New threats to international public order have been added to centuries-old forms ofinternational conflict. Our national societies have always had systems of ideas and ideals to help us to co-operate as effectively as possible for our survival and prospering. The international system has never had a greater need for a philosophy of society and law to explain and to guide the co-existence and co-operationof all human beings, as inhabitants of a habitat which we all must share. Eunomia - New Order for a New World is an attempt to provide such a universal philosophy of society and law. It is a philosophy of social idealism, in which all human beings and all human societies might find a means of takingpower, through the power of ideas, over the overwhelming complexity and energy of the new world in which we find ourselves - a world full of danger and full of hope.This paperback edition contains a new analysis of the state of that world and new proposals for the practical application of a philosophy of social idealism.

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The end of the Cold War has brought a new form of world disorder. The systems and strategies imposed by the global balance of power of the Cold War have evaporated. The international system is seeking a new equilibrium between global integration and global disintegration. Natural forces ofeconomic and cultural integration are opposed b...

Philip Allott is Reader in International Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:487 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:April 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199244936

ISBN - 13:9780199244935

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Extended Preface to the Paperback Edition1 Society1. Society and Words2. Society and Reason3. Society Self-Creating4. Society Socializing I: Dilemmas of Identity5. Society Socializing II: Dilemmas of Will and Order6. Society Socializing III: Dilemma of Becoming7. Society and Humanity2 Constitution8. The Dimensions of Reality9. The Dimensions of Reality10. The Social Exchange11. The Generic Principles of a Constitution12. The Constituting of Modern International Society13. The Socializing of Modern International Society14. Humanity and Law3 Well-Being15. International Order I: Social Order16. International Order II: Legal Order17. International Economy18. International Culture19. SynopsisIndex

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`Eunomia is an all-encompassing book and a challenging reading experience.'American Journal of International Law