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Title: Macbeth’s three witches: capitalism, common good, and international law
Authors: Singh, Prabhakar
JGLS
Keywords: Common Good and International Law
Common good and human versus citizen
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2012
Publisher: University of Oregon School of Law
Citation: Singh, Prabhakar (2012). Macbeth’s three witches: capitalism, common good, and international law. Oregon Review of International Law, Vol.14 No 1: 47-84
Abstract: The article begins with the normative politics of human versus citizen in the age of globalization and the proliferation of technology. Today there are varied accounts of common good that render international political community open to the accounts of international law. Ideally speaking, laws are made with an aim to protect and promote common good. However, this is not to say that international law promotes global common good automatically. Unfortunately, the very idea of a common good is fettered to a sovereign and so long as a sovereign works to promote its own citizens’ common good, it does not have to worry about the common good of the humans beyond its boundaries. This is the essence of the sovereignty within international law.
The article begins with the normative politics of human versus citizen in the age of globalization and the proliferation of technology. Today there are varied accounts of common good that render international political community open to the accounts of international law. Ideally speaking, laws are made with an aim to protect and promote common good. However, this is not to say that international law promotes global common good automatically. Unfortunately, the very idea of a common good is fettered to a sovereign and so long as a sovereign works to promote its own citizens’ common good, it does not have to worry about the common good of the humans beyond its boundaries. This is the essence of the sovereignty within international law
URI: https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/12607
http://hdl.handle.net/10739/820
ISSN: 1543-9860
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