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The Cambridge Companion to International Law

Edited by: James Crawford, Martti Koskenniemi

ISBN13: 9780521143080
Published: January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.99



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This intellectually rigorous introduction to international law encourages readers to engage with multiple aspects of the topic: as 'law' directing and shaping its subjects; as a technique for governing the world of states and beyond statehood; and as a framework within which several critical and constructivist projects are articulated.

The articles situate international law in its historical and ideological context and examine core concepts such as sovereignty, jurisdiction and the state. Attention is also given to its operation within international institutions and in dispute settlement, and a separate section is devoted to international law's 'projects': protecting human rights, eradicating poverty, the conservation of resources, the regulation of international trade and investment and the establishment of international order.

The diverse group of contributors draws from disciplinary orientations ranging from positivism to postmodernism to ensure that this book is informed theoretically and politically, as well as grounded in practice.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction James Crawford and Martti Koskenniemi
Part I. The Contexts of International Law
1. International law in diplomatic history Gerry Simpson
2. International law in the world of ideas Martti Koskenniemi
3. International law as 'law' Frederic Megret
Part II. International Law and the State
4. Statehood - territory, people, government Karen Knop
5. Uses of 'sovereignty' in the law James Crawford
6. Exercise and limits of jurisdiction Bruno Simma and Andreas Muller
7. Lawfare and warfare David Kennedy
Part III. Techniques and Arenas
8. Law-making and sources - the argumentative basis Hilary Charlesworth
9. Judicial settlement and arbitration - the invisible centre of international law Benedict Kingsbury
10. International institutions Jan Klabbers
11. Policing and sanctions Dino Kritsiotis
Part IV. Projects of International Law
12. Constituting order Anne Orford
13. Legitimating the rule of law B. S. Chimni
14. Human rights in disastrous times Susan Marks
15. Attacking evil Sarah Nouwen
16. Regulating trade and investment Helene Ruiz-Fabri
17. The role of international law in reproducing massive poverty Thomas Pogge
18. Conserving resources Sundhuya Pahuja.