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ISBN13: 9781555877651
ISBN: 1555877656
Published: December 1997
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.50

This text presents classic and contemporary essays that cover the enduring subjects of international law, such as treaties and international courts, in addition to newly developing areas including the environment, human rights and tribunals on war crimes.;Ku and Diehl note that the end of the Cold War has placed international law at the centre of attempts to resolve contemporary problems in international relations. Acknowledging that, more than ever, national leaders have to balance considerations of domestic politics with a sensitivity to international legal concerns, their anthology includes theoretical and policy perspectives encompassing political as well as long-standing legal and philosophical frameworks.;Designed to appeal to audiences in law and political science, these readings distinguish between the elements of international law that function as an ""operating system"" to mediate disputes among specific nations, and those that work as a normative, prescriptive device to resolve problems of concern to the broader global community.

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Part 1 Introduction - International Law and Politics: an Overview, Charlotte Ku and Paul F. Diehl; The Politics of Law-Making, L. Henkin; International Law, J. Fried.
Part 2 International Law as Operating System: the Peace of Westphalia, 1648-1948, L. Gross; Treaty/Custom Dichotomy, J.K. Gamble; Why are Some International Agreements Informal?, C. Lipson; State Succession, O. Schachter; Self-Determination, Minorities and Human Rights, P. Thornberry
Participants in International Legal Relations, D. Arzt and I. Lukashuk; Strengthening Compliance With International Accords, H. Jacobson and E.B. Weiss; Jurisdiction, D.W. Bowett; International Dispute Settlement and the Role of International Adjudication, R. Bilder; WTO Dispute Procedures, Standard of Review and Deference to National Governments, S. Croley and J. Jackson; Obstacles to a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal, C. Blakesley.
Part 3 International Law as Normative System: Self-Defence and the Rule of Law, O. Schachter; The Recourse to Force, A.C. Arend and R. Beck; The UN's Human Rights Record, P. Alston; Sovereignty is No Longer Sacrosanct, T. Weiss and J. Chopra; Protection of the Environment, A. Kiss; Responsibility for Biological Diversity Conservation, C. Tinker; UNCLOS III and Lessons for Global Commons Law, C. Joyner and E. Martell; Development of the Law of Outer Space, K. Gorove and E. Kamenetskaya; The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, B. Weston.
Part 4 Conclusion: The Future of International Law, L. Henkin.