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At the Limits of Rhetoric: Authority, Commonplace, and the Role of Literature in Carl Schmitt  

Johannes Türk

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Jan 2017
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Sep 2015
This chapter analyzes the systematic relationship of Carl Schmitt’s oeuvre to rhetoric, arguing that his work cannot be detached from its engagement in a simultaneously metaphysical and ... More

Deliberative Law  

David Ponet and Ethan J. Leib

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
The “systemic turn” in deliberative democractic theory builds off the critical insight that one instance or site of deliberation does not legitimate an entire political system. But ... More

Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Democracy  

Tobias Berger and Milli Lake

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter examines the promotion of human rights, the rule of law, and democracy by external actors in areas of limited statehood. It begins with the definition of key terms and a brief ... More

International Law and International Justice  

Hilary Charlesworth

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter investigates the relationship between the concepts of international justice and international law. It suggests that the idea of an international rule of law is constructed on ... More

International Law and International Political Theory  

Gerry Simpson

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter probes the way in which description, prescription, and critique form a congeries of approaches that together, in turn, produce an intellectual field that might be described as ... More

Violent and Criminal Non-State Actors  

Benedetta Berti

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter takes stock of the main scholarly and policy debates pertaining to the rise of violent and criminal governors. First, it delves into the reasons that drive these actors ... More

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