1.3 Great powers and international society
Beyond State-Centric Law and Legal Doctrine. New Actors and Determinants.
Key words: international society; great powers
To what extent is the modern State system a system? What are (or were) the ideological and structural forces that held the system together? What has been the role of the 'international society' (from christianitas, respublica christiana, Europe, civilized nations to United Nations) and how did it function? This questions the role of the great powers in the formation and enforcement of the modern law of nations.