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Dynamics of International Law


ISBN13: 9780521121477
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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Paul F. Diehl and Charlotte Ku’s new framework for international law divides it into operating and normative systems. The authors provide a theory of how these two systems interact, which explains how changes in one system precipitate changes and create capacity in the other.

A punctuated equilibrium theory of system evolution, drawn from studies of biology and public policy studies, provides the basis for delineating the conditions for change and helps explain a pattern of international legal change that is often infrequent and sub-optimal, but still influential.>

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Introduction;
2. A new framework for analysis and a model for legal change;
3. The influence of normative change on the operating system;
4. Extra-systemic adaptations to systemic imbalance;
5. The influence of the operating system on normative change;
6. Implications and future directions.