Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Engle on the History of Human Rights, the Transformation of the International Legal System, and more

Eric Allen Engle has recently posted a number papers on SSRN. He lists no affiliation, but can be reached through his SSRN author page. Among his papers are:
Universal Human Rights: A Generational History, appeared in the Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law. Here's the abstract:
Outlines history of human rights as passing through three historical phases with critical commentary as to the limits of that typology.
The Transformation of the International Legal System: The Post-Westphalian Legal Order appeared in the Quinnipiac Law Review. Here's the abstract:

Outlines transformation of the state through localisation of some functions and globalization of others. Concludes the Westphalian state system ended by 1989 at latest.

I Am My Own Worst Enemy: Problems and Possibilities of European Foreign Policy Vis-a-Vis the United States appeared in the St. Thomas Law Review. Here's the abstract:
The European Union (EU) implements a Common Foreign and Security Policy. This paper argues EU Foreign policy is incohesive, but growing more cohesive. The EU poses no threat to U.S. interests; however, poses only limited opportunities for U.S. foreign policy because the U.S. has relentlessly pursued a short-sighted and self-destructive foreign policy since 2002. The paper elaborates this thesis by considering institutional actors and historical experiences. Thus, it provides an overview of the institutional structure of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, as well as an overview of historic experiences of EC foreign policy.

Knight's Gambit to Fool's Mate: Beyond Legal Realism, appeared in the Valparaiso University Law Review. Here's the abstract:

Hume has been misinterpreted and never said ought cannot be derived from is. Outlines legal realism. Points out errors of realism.