The Yearning for Unity and the Eternal Return of the Tower of Babel

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dc.contributor.author CARTY, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-22T15:14:59Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-22T15:14:59Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Legal Studies, 2007, 1, 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 1973-2937
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/6841
dc.description.abstract International lawyers frequently aspire to affirm the existence of international community and the presence of authority to speak on its behalf. However by forcing a hierarchical representation of legal values upon nations, which have not accepted them, international lawyers, and the politicians whom they advise, risk unleashing a whirlwind of violence. The myth or the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel, is a millenniums old warning of the presumption which can lie behind an apparently reasonable desire for global unity and harmony. I take as a welcome task assigned to me by the coordinator of this issue of the journal, to demonstrate that those who support the idea of international community fail to address the horizontal inter-state fragmentation of international society. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ejls.eu/
dc.subject International Law en
dc.title The Yearning for Unity and the Eternal Return of the Tower of Babel en
dc.title.alternative La quete de l’unité et le retour éternel de la Tour de Babel
dc.type Article en
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