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Author Reed, Esther.
Title Theology for International Law [electronic resource].
Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
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Contents Cover; HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; A perceived crisis in international law; Theoretical contexts; John Paul II's call for the renewal of the international legal order; Post-1945 political realism; Post-2001 new cosmopolitanism; International law in Christian (Protestant Thomist) perspective; Answerability before God and the international community; Answerability and the international common good; What is asked of Christian ethics and political theology?; 2 Towards a Restatement of Natural Law Reasoning; Avoiding old caricatures
Three moments in the task: Confession, critique, constructionThe telos of law in God; The injustice of human law; Reasoning about human law; Natural law reasoning as critique; Peacemaking; Good order; Common good; 3 Jus Cogens Norms and the Impurity of Natural Law Reasoning; On the reasonability of law; Legal prohibitions against torture; The problem of democratic deficit; The problem of vagueness; What if the consensus supports torture?; The problem of legitimacy; The problem of prioritizing democratic will over reason; On the telos of law; Reading Aquinas in context
Telos, custom and consentCan international common good be known and advanced?; 4 Peacemaking through Law: Ambivalence, Violence and Answerability; Non-international and international armed conflict; Just war criteria stretched to breaking point?; On the changing definition of war; A brief historical survey; 'Ordinary' and 'Extraordinary' judgement; The right of self-defence; Membership or non-membership of the foedus amphictyonum; Security and imminent threat; Perceptions of the enemy; Who is my enemy?; Enemies of the state?; Desiring the enemy's good
5 Responsibility to Protect and Militarized Humanitarian Intervention: Tests and ChallengesVatican and WCC statements on RtoP; On the identity of the authority that can approve intervention; RtoP and the protection of human rights; RtoP and limiting the use of force; On the restraint of others from sin; Realism and mixed motives; Five tests; Seriousness of risk; Right intention; Last resort; Proportional means; Balance of consequences; Conclusions; 6 Nation-States, Borders and Love of Neighbour: Impartiality and the Ordo Amoris; A world without borders?; Reasons for caution
Theoretical contextsNations and divine wrath; Aquinas on the 'Order in Charity'; Nation as family?; Proximity and constitutional patriotism; Answerability within and beyond territorial borders: Matthew 25.31-35; How borders function; Particular loves and Catholic benevolence; 7 Human Rights and Ideological Conflict: Threats to the Rule of Law; Universality in international law; Enriching human rights?; Human rights in Christian perspective(s); Islamic views on the meaning of 'Universality'; Freedom of religion; Neo-Kantian theory and the meaning of universality; The problem of hegemony
Note The problem of imperialism
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Related To Print version: Reed, Esther Theology for International Law London : Bloomsbury Publishing,c2013 9780567262066
ISBN 9780567400659
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