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Preface 1. Introduction: Points of encounter STEPHAN STETTER PART I: Points of observation: Systems theory, IR and the study of conflicts in world society 2. Debordering by human rights: The challenge of postterritorial conflicts in world society THORSTEN BONACKER 3. Regions of conflict in world society: The place of the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa STEPHAN STETTER 4. Theories of world society and war: Luhmann and the alternatives KLAUS SCHLICHTE 5. The autopoiesis of conflict transformation: An example of a ?butterfly effect? in Greek-Turkish relations EUGENIA VATHAKOU PART II: Points of contact: Sociological, legal and philosophical perspectives on systems theory, IR and conflicts in world society 6. Contradiction, conflict and borders HEINZ MESSMER 7. Addresses in world societal conflicts: A systems theoretical contribution to the theory of the state in International Relations WERNER SCHIRMER 8. Conflicts of laws: Comparing autochthonous legal cultures ALAIN POTTAGE 9. ?Just peace? revisited: international law in the era of assymetry ACHILLES SKORDAS 10. The irony of terror: the morality-sensitive nerve in the criticism of violence GERTRUD BR¿CHER 11. Conclusion: Points of departure MATHIAS ALBERT Bibliography
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