Emancipation from Violence through Global Law and Institutions: A Post-Deutschian Perspective

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From a post-Deutschian perspective, common institutions may aggravate the problem of conflicts and violence, but they can also be part of its solution. Contradictions and conflicts arise from shared processes and especially those of global political economy. Contradictions can be overcome through learning and building common institutions. Social contexts differ in terms of their self-transformative capacity, which is closely related to the question of democracy. While a hardening will means trouble; actors, rules and institutions can be made more open to challenge and revision. In essence, what emerges from these considerations is a normative vision of, and an argument for, pluralism and democratic governance of the world system. This is not a panacea, however, and many contingencies must be taken into account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacifism’s Appeal : Ethos, History, Politics
EditorsJorg Kustermans, Tom Sauer, Dominiek Lootens, Barbara Segaert
Number of pages26
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date14 Mar 2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-13426-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-13427-3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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