As the impact of international law on national legal orders continues to increase, this volume takes stock of how far international law has come and how it should continue to develop.
Author: Antonio Cassese
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Realizing Utopia is a collection of essays by a group of innovative international jurists. Its contributors reflect on some of the major legal problems facing the international community and analyse the inconsistencies or inadequacies of current law. They highlight the elements - even if minor, hidden, or emerging - that are likely to lead to future changes or improvements. Finally, they suggest how these elements can be developed, enhanced, and brought to fruition in the next two or three decades, with a view to achieving an improved architecture of world society or, at a minimum, to reshaping some major aspects of international dealings. Contributions to the book thus try to discern the potential, in the present legal construct of world society, that might one day be brought to light in a better world. As the impact of international law on national legal orders continues to increase, this volume takes stock of how far international law has come and how it should continue to develop. The work features an impressive list of contributors, including many of the leading authorities on international law and several judges of the International Court of Justice.
That very faith in Progress , however , would seem to be embodied in London ' s
reliance on a scientific innovation as Goliah ' s means of realizing utopia ; but like
most of the “ science ” of science fiction , Energon is really magic - manqué , a ...
Author: Kenneth M. Roemer
Publisher: Burt Franklin
Essays analyze the utopian worlds described in fiction by American authors such as B.F. Skinner, Mark Twain, and Kurt Vonnegut
The pragmatism of modern utopian thinking and the new emphasis on the
probability of realizing utopia is connected to the enormous rise of intentional
communities in the U.S.A. since the nineteenth century . As change becomes
Author: Margarete Keulen
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Before the New Feminism of the 1970s provided an ideological frame, women writers of utopian fiction had not proposed radical alternative models of society. On the basis of three contemporary American feminist novels, "The left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. LeGuin, "Woman on The Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy, and "The Wanderground" by Sally Miller Gearhart, this study investigates the relations between different feminist theories and the creation of alternative fictional societies, the influence of ideology on content and its impact on narrative technique.
This is not of course equivalent to saying that America has no rich and
indigenous culture , which Baudrillard freely admits that it does . Rather , a
society that is constituted on the basis of realizing utopia , if it is not already a “
realized utopia ...
Author: Ian I. Mitroff
Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Carol Publishing Group
Examines crisis management and mismanagement by corporations and their effects on the environment and health, using case studies of the Exxon Alaskan oil spills and other disasters
Author: Jack Lawrence Luzkow
Publisher: University Press of Amer
The writings of Karl Marx explored the tensions between the laws of socialist science and a utopian longing for socialism; between a science of history and a prophetic hope based on moral and ethical ideals. His writings examined history and argued for the necessity of communism to achieve the moral ideal of utopia. Although Marx was the last great utopian, his work has been adapted in Russia and China to rationalize and justify totalitarian regimes, but it has also inspired Western utopian writers like Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, and Ernst Bloch. What's Left? Marxism, Utopianism and the Revolt against History, explores what remains of the Marxist and Utopian Left after the death of totalitarian utopianism and authoritarian state socialism and how Marxism still provides a powerful critique of present day globalization.
... technocratic mentality — modern man came to believe that there is nothing to
prevent him from realizing utopia on earth . Modern socialism is the offspring of
this union between scientific - technological rationalism and the utopian mentality
Author: Gary Brent Madison
Political liberalism has increasingly come under fire from both the right and the left, in politics as well as in philosophy. In this new study, G.B. Madison offers a systematic rebuttal to these contemporary critics, attempting to demonstrate that the basic principles of classical liberal philosophy are not only internally valid and coherent but also directly relevant to the problems faced by society in the post-industrial age. Building on the theory of Frank H. Knight and other liberal tinkers, Madison outlines the postmodern theory of reason that is presupposed within classical liberal theory and makes the case that as a political philosophy liberalism can be justified entirely within its own terms, without reference to arbitrary or absolute values.
From this point on , Utopia changed rapidly from a eutopia to a place with absurd
and even dystopian elements in its very ... Not realizing the contempt shown by
the Utoplans toward gold , silver , and precious stones , the three Anemolian ...
Author: Alistair Fox
Publisher: Twayne Pub
Thomas More's Utopia remains indisputably the most potent work in the genre of writing that it initiated and in fact named. Since it was published in 1516 - in a Tudor-ruled England responding to the wave of humanist thought sweeping across Europe - this fantasy voyage has inspired centuries of social reformers, who have embraced More's fiction as a realistic blueprint for a new, ideal society. On the literary side, writers from Jonathan Swift to George Orwell have plied the genre More invented, and yet none has arrived at a conclusion more prophetic than the original: that the dogged quest for an imagined ideal generates doubt that this ideal would be as attractive in practice as in theory, and that, given what we know of human nature, such an ideal could ever be implemented. In Utopia: An Elusive Vision Alistair Fox places More's masterwork in the context of the reform aspirations of early-sixteenth-century European humanists, tracing the stages of its composition to show how and why the book came to be inherently paradoxical and showing us why the book in many ways presaged the rise of Martin Luther and the watershed Protestant Reformation. Fox lucidly explores the complex, equivocal nature of More's vision, which, he contends, was conditioned not only by More's recognition that people's desire for ideal social order conflicts with many of their most basic impulses but also by his propensity for seeing most issues simultaneously from contradictory perspectives. This paradox and tension led More to create a fiction that, according to Fox, allows human imperfection to interrogate the validity of the "ideal" society the fiction presents, without confirming or subverting it. With Utopia More encourages readers to explore what he reveals to be a perpetual dilemma in utopianism itself. Fox concludes that, by thus encompassing and provoking the full range of reactions that subsequent utopias and "dystopias" would likely elicit, More's Utopia is both the prototype and epitome of the utopian genre itself. Fox's engaging study is the most extensive treatment of Utopia to date, examining the work as one which evolved in response to More's changing emotional perceptions and treating More's text as a vehicle for intellectual exploration rather than a definitive proclamation. Utopia: An Elusive Vision, replete with historical detail and an overview of criticism of More's text through four centuries, allows readers to discern for themselves the features that contribute to Utopia's intellectual and rhetorical complexity.
Moylan, T. (2007), “Realizing Better Futures: Strong Thought for Hard Times,” in T
. Moylan and R. Baccolini (eds.), Utopia Method Vision: The Use Value of Social
Dreaming, 191–223, Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang. Moylan, T. (2008), “Making ...
Author: Tom Moylan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.
Realizing utopia , however , encounters numerous hurdles due to personal ,
social , economic and cultural factors . And because the Zionist youth movements
operated in Libya in most cases for less than a decade , it is no wonder that one ...
Author: Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz
This book is an expression of how the different memories of different gendered experiences affected the Jewish attitudes towards modernity. Focusing on three geographical centers - pre-war and wartime Europe, the United States and Israel, the fifteen articles provide a backdrop to understanding the variation of Jewish life and identity.