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Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780198260981
ISBN: 0198260989
Previous Edition ISBN: 0941320588
Published: February 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £56.00



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This is Louis Henkin's classic book, long out of print, in a much-anticipated new edition. Reconceived, reorganized, and updated, this work remains a model of clarity. This new edition is essential reading for all those interested in understanding the United States and its place in world affairs.

Professor Henkin takes the reader through the mysteries of the US Constitutional system as it governs US foreign relations. He explains how the US Government acts on the world scene - respective authority of the President and Congress in making foreign policy and conducting foreign relations, conflict and co-operation between them in determining the use of military force, and US policy on arms control, on the sale of arms, on trade, on financial assistance, on human rights.

He explains:-

  • where US treaties stand in US law and policy;
  • the role of the courts in foreign affairs;
  • US policy on the United Nations and other organizations, on international tribunals, what the Constituion requires in respect for individual rights within the US and beyond.
Every reader will be able to follow and enjoy the text. For those who are interested there are many pages of rich, scholary notes.;This book is intended for students and scholars of US constitutional law, comparative law and international law of US foreign policy, and of international relations. It should also be of interest to the intelligent lay reader interested in how the United States is governed and how it acts on the world scene.