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Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International Law, General Course on Public International Law

ISBN13: 9789004268081
Published: May 2014
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback Pocketbook
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The course of international law over time needs to be understood if international law is to be understood. This work aims to provide such an understanding.

It is directed not at topics or subject headings — sources, treaties, states, human rights and so on — but at some of the key unresolved problems of the discipline.

Unresolved, they call into question its status as a discipline. Is international law “law” properly so-called ? In what respects is it systematic ? Does it — can it — respect the rule of law ?

They are in a dialectical relationship with the law, shaping it and being shaped by it. This is explained by reference to actual cases and examples, providing a course of international law in some standard sense as well.

Public International Law
Excerpt of table of contents:
Introduction and overview
Part I. International law as law
Chapter I. soft law for a hard world
Chapter II. International law as custom or false consciousness ?
Chapter III. sovereignty and law
Chapter IV. making law by treaty
Chapter V. International law and indeterminacy
Part II. International law as a system
Chapter VI. Personality and participation
Chapter VII. International and national law : serving two masters ?
Chapter VIII. The impossibility of multilateralism
Chapter IX. fragmentation, proliferation and “self-contained regimes”
Chapter X. universality of international law
Part III. The rule of (international) law
Chapter XI. The rule of law and equality under the law
Chapter XII. democracy and accountability
Chapter XIII. Institutions above the law ? The security Council
Chapter XIV. Constitutionalizing international law
Chapter XV. an irremediably unjust world ?

Series: Pocketbooks of the Hague Academy of International Law

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International Arbitration and Private International Law ISBN 9789004348257
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The Law of Global Governance ISBN 9789004279117
Published July 2014
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The Secession of States and Their Recognition in the Wake of Kosovo ISBN 9789004257481
Published August 2013
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Non-discrimination in the World Trade Organization ISBN 9789004233140
Published July 2012
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Private International Law as Component of the Law of the Forum ISBN 9789004226340
Published January 2012
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International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context ISBN 9789004179103
Published July 2011
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Lis Pendens in International Litigation ISBN 9789004179097
Published September 2009
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Aspects Philosophiques du Droit de l'Arbitrage International ISBN 9789004171480
Published July 2008
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