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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser


ISBN13: 9780521167703
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.99



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Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis grew out of a series of meetings that the authors convened with all ten of the living former U.S. State Department legal advisers (from the Carter administration to that of George W. Bush). Based on their insider accounts of the role that international law actually played during the major crises on their watch, the book explores whether international law is real law or just a form of politics that policymakers are free to ignore whenever they perceive it to be in their interest to do so. Written in a style that will appeal to the casual reader and serious scholar alike, the book includes a foreword by the Obama administration’s State Department legal adviser, Harold Koh; background on the theoretical underpinnings of the compliance debate; an in-depth case study of the treatment of detainees in the war on terror; and a comprehensive glossary of the terms, names, places, and events that are discussed in the book.

Subjects:
Public International Law, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Foreword: America's conscience on international law Harold Hongju Koh
1. The compliance debate
2. A brief history of L
3. The path to L
4. The Carter administration - Herbert J. Hansell
5. The Carter administration - Roberts B. Owen
6. The Reagan administration - Davis R. Robinson
7. The Reagan administration and Bush administration - Abraham D. Sofaer
8. The Bush (42nd) administration - Edwin D. Williamson
9. The Bush (42nd) administration - Michael J. Matheson
10. The Clinton administration - Conrad K. Harper
11. The Clinton administration - David R. Andrews
12. The Bush (44th) administration - William H. Taft IV
13. The Bush (44th) administration - John B. Bellinger III
14. State department legal adviser's roundtable
15. Foreign legal adviser's roundtable
16. Lawyering the treatment of detainees in the war on terrorism
17. Conclusion.