In the midst of theory and practice: A foreword

Hannes Peltonen, Knut Traisbach

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This foreword frames the Symposium in two ways. It summarises the core themes running through the nine 'meditations' in The Status of Law in World Society. Moreover, it places these themes in the wider context of Kratochwil's critical engagement with how we pursue knowledge of and in the social world and translate this knowledge into action. Ultimately, also his pragmatic approach cannot escape the tensions between theory and practice. Instead, we are in the midst of both.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Early online date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Action
  • diagnosis
  • knowledge
  • practice
  • pragmatism
  • theory

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


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