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State Crime Journal: Volume 8, Issue 1

State Crime

State Crime Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2019)

Geopolitical Crimes: A Preliminary Jurisprudential Proposal 

by Richard Falk (University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB)

When we think about international relations in a general way we presuppose a state-centric world order. I find this misleading. Actually, there are two intersecting and overlapping systems of rules and diplomatic protocols that are operative in international relations: a juridical system linking sovereign states on the basis of equality before the law; and a geopolitical system linking dominant states regionally and globally with other states on the basis of inequalities in power, scale, wealth and status…(read more)

State Crime Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2019)