Saturday, April 9, 2011

Read On! Cosmopolitan Justice

(Delighted to welcome alumna Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, who contributes this guest post)

Many thanks to the IntlLawGrrls for the opportunity to announce Routledge's publication this month of Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents, the volume that I co-edited with my University of Oslo colleague, Professor of Criminology Katja Franko Aas.
This book:
► Seeks to fill a lacuna with respect to critical and legal perspectives within the field of cosmopolitanism, which has largely been dominated by positive literature within sociology, political science or philosophy.
► Highlights the importance of international economic and investment law and its institutions when assessing the evolution of cosmopolitan norms. Included is a presentation of the Council of Ethics of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, as an empirical example.
► Contains five chapters by women scholars. Utrecht Professor Chrisje Brants addresses dilemmas related to collective guilt and International Criminal Law; Lucerne Senior Researcher Kyriaki Topidi discusses the process of European Union constitutionalization in Turkey and resulting tensions relating to the values tolerance and diversity; Central Lancashire Professor Barbara Hudson and Oslo Professor Katja Franko Aas both explain ironies related to migration and counter-terrorist policies and practices; and yours truly, Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, seeks to explore how a single act of conscientious objection by an individual American soldier revealed a complex network of cosmopolitan federalism.

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