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Culture(s) in International Relations

Grażyna Michałowska and Hanna Schreiber

This book presents a critical reflection on how the presence of «culture» in theory and practice of international relations is reflected in International Relations as a research field. The authors analyze culture in International Relations scholarship and evaluate culture in the practice of International Relations, as well as in International Law. The contemporary social sciences have put culture on a pedestal. The proliferation of the meanings associated with the notion of what culture is, has gone very far. The results of analyses presented in this book are meant to contribute to solving the existing confusion, to identify the research fields in IR where culture appears.

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Culture and Prosecution of International Crimes (Patrycja Grzebyk)


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Patrycja Grzebyk

Culture and Prosecution of International Crimes

Key words: international crimes, legal culture, genocide, international criminal tribunals, international criminal procedure

Abstract: The article focuses on the impact of culture on the prosecution of international crimes. It describes in what way states, influenced by their legal order, shape the international criminal law and what types of difficulties resulting from the cultural context can be encountered during proceedings concerning individual criminal responsibility for international crimes.

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