Pluralism and Law

  • Arend Soeteman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Pauline Westerman
    Pages 1-17
  3. Philippe Raynaud
    Pages 71-84
  4. Leslie Green
    Pages 85-105
  5. Alon Harel
    Pages 133-153
  6. Grażyna Skapska
    Pages 155-170
  7. Christof Heyns
    Pages 171-190
  8. Hiroshi Takahashi
    Pages 223-234
  9. Jan-R. Sieckmann
    Pages 235-249
  10. Pablo E. Navarro
    Pages 251-277
  11. Juan Bayón Carlos
    Pages 327-346
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 387-387

About this book


AREND SOETEMAN In the past we lived on one earth, but in many different worlds. Different civilisations, in regions far apart, knew about one another (at least from about the 16th century), they competed with one another or tried to dominate the other, they influenced one another, but in many important aspects they were independent from one another. Somewhere in the 20th century, however, this changed. There is no far apart anymore. We have lived through two European wars, which developed into world wars. Modem aeroplanes allow us to travel in only a couple of hours around the world. Instant communication between individuals who have the whole globe in between is a reality. There still exist great differences between different civilisations. But they can ignore one another only at their peril. They deeply influence one another. Today, therefore, we live in one world. Conflicts in the Middle East, in Rwanda and Uganda or in the former Yugoslavia have their impact all over the world. Violations of human rights, no matter where, are increasingly considered to be the concern of all of us. The whims and caprices of some dictator may influence the spending possibilities of the general public far away.


Hart ethics human rights justice legal logic legal method logic natural law philosophy philosophy of law

Editors and affiliations

  • Arend Soeteman
    • 1
  1. 1.Jurisprudence and Legal PhilosophyFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5722-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2702-0
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