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Rightful Relations with Distant Strangers

Kant, the EU, and the Wider World

By: Aravind Ganesh
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Published: 25-03-2021
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 352
ISBN: 9781509941339
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Law and Practical Reason
RRP: £63.00
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About Rightful Relations with Distant Strangers

This book provides a philosophical critique of legal relations between the EU and 'distant strangers' neither located within, nor citizens of, its Member States. Starting with the EU's commitment in Articles 3(5) and 21 TEU to advance democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in 'all its relations with the wider world', Ganesh examines in detail the salient EU and international legal materials and thereafter critiques them in the light of a theory of just global legal relations derived from Kant's philosophy of right. In so doing, Ganesh departs from comparable Kantian scholarship on the EU by centering the discussion not around the essay Toward Perpetual Peace, but around the Doctrine of Right, Kant's final and comprehensive statement of his general theory of law.

The book thus sheds light on areas of EU law (EU external relations law, standing to bring judicial review), public international law (jurisdiction, global public goods) and human rights (human rights jurisdiction), and also critiques the widespread identification of the EU as a Kantian federation of peace.

The thesis on which this book was based was awarded the 2020 René Cassin Thesis Prize (English section).

Table Of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of International Treaties and Instruments
Table of Legislation and Official Documents
Table of Abbreviations

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Territorial Extension: Power and Authority in the Wider World
Chapter 3 - The 'Missionary' Principle: A False Start
Chapter 4 - Kant's International Legal Order and the Forms of Private Law
Chapter 5 - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction to Provide Global Public Goods
Chapter 6 - Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations
Chapter 7 - Closing the Courthouse Door: The Standing of Distant Strangers
Chapter 8 - General Conclusion

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