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The Limits of International Law isbn 9780195314175

The Limits of International Law

ISBN13: 9780195168396
ISBN: 0195168399
New Edition ISBN: 9780195314175
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
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The Limits of International Law argues that international law matters but that its scope and significance is far less than assumed by academics, the media, and many public officials. Adopting a rational choice framework, the authors show that international law is a term that we use to refer to variously circumscribed cases of international cooperation.

States are able to cooperate through international law but only under narrow conditions; much of international law merely;ratifies existing relationships, and has no independent normative force. Indeed, recent efforts to replace international politics with law and judicial process rests on a misunderstanding of the past accomplishments of international law. The Limits of International Law will have important implications for;debates about the role of international law in the foreign policy of the United States and other nations.

Public International Law
1. Introduction
PART I: CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW; 2. A Theory of Customary International Law; 3. Case Studies
PART II: TREATIES; 4. A Theory of International Agreements; 5. Human Rights; 6. International Trade
PART III: RHETORIC, MORALITY, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW; 7. A Theory of International Rhetoric; 8. International Law and Moral Obligation; 9. Liberal Democracy and Cosmopolitan Duty; 10. Conclusion