Outstanding and thought-provoking, this book provides up-to-date and in-depth analyses of current developments in international politics. It highlights the (unilateral) use of force in international relations and its implication for international law, the chances and risks of international criminal justice, and the question of epistemic violence with regard to dominant discourses in the theory of international relations, such as nation-building and intercultural dialogue. Furthermore, the book focuses on conditions for global social and ecological justice in international economics against the background of financial crisis. It contributes in particular to a better understanding of the relation between power and justice in view of current global tensions while reflecting the work of the internationally acclaimed philosopher Hans KÃ¶chler.
'…a rich selection of essays by a diverse collection of authors engaging with both the depth and breadth of Hans Kochler’s philosophical and legal work on international politics and the possibilities of justice; a very fitting tribute to one of Austria’s great public intellectuals and his global vision.' Simon Dalby, Carleton University, Canada '…speaks to some of the most pressing problems of the post-9/11 world: the place of international law in a world of violence; the meaning of economic justice in a world of globalization; and the need for true dialogue between religious traditions and cultures…fascinating, provocative, and informative, the essays assembled here are an important contribution to the international discussion of these issues.' Cheyney Ryan, University of Oregon, USA