Equality in International Society

A Reappraisal

  • Ronnie Hjorth

Part of the Global Ethics Series book series (GLOETH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-8
  3. Concepts, Approaches, Devices

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      Pages 9-25
  4. History: A Backward Glance

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      Pages 27-27
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      Pages 84-101
  5. Theory: A Fresh Beginning

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      Pages 107-107
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-191

About this book


The author re-examines the concept of equality in international society, past and present. The view that equality necessarily flows from sovereignty is considered a contingent rather than a necessary contention. A new framework for equality in international society is sketched out emphasising the normative strength of the principle of equality.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ronnie Hjorth
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish National Defence CollegeStockholmSweden

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