Concepts for International Law
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Concepts for International Law

Contributions to Disciplinary Thought

Edited by Jean d’Aspremont and Sahib Singh

Concepts shape how we understand and participate in international legal affairs. They are an important site for order, struggle and change. This comprehensive and authoritative volume introduces a large number of concepts that have shaped, at various points in history, international legal practice and thought; intimates at how the many projects of international law have grappled with, and influenced, the world through certain concepts; and introduces new concepts into the discipline.
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Chapter 20: Faith

Luca Bonadiman

Abstract

The present work understands both international law and faith in the context of Western history and philosophy. Faith is usually associated with religion. Although international law does have its roots in religious themes, the chapter attempts to unfold the concept according to three broader and more abstract meanings. It briefly outlines three potentially intertwined ways of imagining faith and how they impact international law. The chapter seeks to better investigate and expose the relation between faith and international law in times of perceived crisis for the discipline.

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