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Vol 24 No 3 March/April 2019

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Take the Witness: Cross Examination in International Arbitration

Edited by: Lawrence W. Newman, Timothy G. Nelson
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International Law and World Order: A Critique of Contemporary Approaches 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781107692220
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £32.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107065260

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In International Law and World Order, B. S. Chimni articulates an integrated Marxist approach to international law (IMAIL), combining the insights of Marxism, socialist feminism, and postcolonial theory. The book uses IMAIL to systematically and critically examine the most influential contemporary theories of international law, including new, feminist, realist, and policy-oriented approaches. In doing so, it discusses a range of themes relating to the history, structure, and process of international law. The book also considers crucial world order issues and problems that the international legal process has to contend with, including the welfare of weak groups and nations, the ecological crisis, and the role of human rights. This extensively revised second edition provides an invaluable, in-depth and updated review of the key literature and scholarship within this field of study. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international law, international relations, international politics, and global studies.

  • Proposes a new approach to international law alongside comprehensive analyses of a range of theoretical perspectives
  • Engages with a number of key world order issues such as the role of human rights
  • Encourages greater interaction between the disciplines of international law and international relations

Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. The classical realist approach to international law: the world of Hans Morgenthau
3. The policy-oriented or new haven approach to international law: the contributions of Myres McDougal and Harold Lasswell
4. Richard Falk and the Grotian quest: toward transdisciplinary jurisprudence
5. New approaches to international law: the critical scholarship of David Kennedy and Martti Koskenneimi
6. Feminist approaches to international law: the work of Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin
7. Toward an integrated Marxist approach to international law (IMAIL).