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International Relations: The Path Not Taken

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ISBN13: 9780521681506
ISBN: 0521681502
Published: May 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of international law to the conduct of international relations and foreign policy. Written by a distinguished international lawyer and academic with over 35 years of experience, this book contains a systematic treatment of both fields of study. This work serves as an introduction to contemporary theories of international relations and as a primer on international law especially for the non-lawyer.

Focusing on contemporary problems of terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, war and peace, economic development, protection of the global environment, reform of the United Nations, democracy and protection of human rights, this work develops the thesis that international law is a neglected tool of foreign policy that can be used to address many of today's difficult and unresolved problems. It concludes by advocating a 'new global order' in the form of the rule of law and multilateral solidarity in addressing world problems.

  • Clear and concise explanations of international law and international relations concepts for the general reader
  • Discussion and evaluation of solutions to world problems such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and global warming
  • Explanation of international institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the proposed reform of the United Nations

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Preface and overview
1. Introduction: two very different wars in Iraq
2. The twenty-first century: the end of history or a new beginning?
3. International power politics
4. A new global order based on international law and multilateralism
5. Peace and security: reinventing the United Nations
6. International political economy
7. International environmental protection
8. International human rights
9. International crimes
10. Conclusions.