Anarchy and international law : the approaches of Hedley Bull and Noam Chomsky

Show simple item record Allain, Jean 2017-05-02T09:47:25Z 2017-05-02T09:47:25Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Are anarchy and the law antithetical? Not so, as for more than 350 years international law has governed a legal order based on anarchy; wherein no central authority exists and law functions not on the basis of coercion but on cooperation whereby States must agree to each specific laws before it is bound by its obligations. This article contemplates two manners in which an anarchist might consider international law interesting: first, as a legal system which governs an anarchical society as described by Hedley Bull in line with the English School of International Relations; and second, as a manifestation of a State system which, though illegitimate can be utilized, as Noam Chomsky does, for tactical reasons to demonstrate its inconsistencies and thus weakening the system with the ultimate aim being its implosion. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Human Rights en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Allain, Jean, Anarchy and International Law: The Approaches of Hedley Bull and Noam Chomsky (May 17, 2013). Review of Contemporary Philosophy, vol. 14, 2014, pp. 17-47. Available at SSRN: or en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1841-5261
dc.identifier.other 10.2139/ssrn.2266486
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Addleton Academic Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights Addleton Academic Publishers en_ZA
dc.subject International law en_ZA
dc.subject Anarchy en_ZA
dc.subject Hedley Bull en_ZA
dc.subject Noam Chomsky en_ZA
dc.subject International relations en_ZA
dc.subject Governance en_ZA
dc.title Anarchy and international law : the approaches of Hedley Bull and Noam Chomsky en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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