Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law

Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law

by James Crawford
     
 

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This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie's classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level. It aims to identify the constituent… See more details below

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This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie's classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities at the international level. It aims to identify the constituent elements of that system in a clear and accessible fashion.

This eighth edition, fully updated by James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected from this classic text. Completely updated to take account of the many areas of expansion and development in international law which have occurred since earlier editions, all chapters have been reviewed and brought up to date. The eighth edition features a new introduction and the chapters on environmental law, immunities, responsibility, use of force and high seas freedoms have been substantially rewritten.

It remains an important textbook for students, undergraduate and graduate, treating core issues from a lawyer's perspective. It is also a vade mecum for practitioners desiring a solid footing on which to make further enquiries.

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"Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law has always been one of the first resources ILSA turns to when beginning research in an unfamiliar area of international law. The 8th edition provides timely updates on many topics undergoing progressive development in the 21st century, while providing the solidly reliable and incredibly well researched guidance the international law community has come to expect. I strongly encourage all Competition competitors and judges to read Principles and keep it close at hand. Few sources will be as valuable in the competition and in practice."
--Joe Terrenzio, Esq. Jessup Competition Coordinator, International Law Students Association

"Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law has always been one of the first resources ILSA turns to when beginning research in an unfamiliar area of international law. The 8th edition provides timely updates on many topics undergoing progressive development in the 21st century, while providing the solidly reliable and incredibly well researched guidance the international law community has come to expect. I strongly encourage all Competition competitors and judges to read Principles and keep it close at hand. Few sources will be as valuable in the competition and in practice."
--Joe Terrenzio, Esq. Jessup Competition Coordinator, International Law Students Association

"Crawford's masterly new edition of Brownlie's Principles maintains the authority of the original, combining its long-standing record of profound scholarship with insight and a timely sense of relevance and weight in handling the latest developments. Principles remains the essential companion for every student and practitioner."
- Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow & Professor of International Refugee Law, All Souls College, Oxford

"The eighth edition of Brownlie's authoritative Principles couldn't have been put into more competent hands. James Crawford has maintained the quality, usefulness, and authority of the original."
--Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chair, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

"I would not dream of doing a case in the English courts without consulting Brownlie's Principles and with Professor Crawford's masterful updating that Brownlie reflex is now stronger than ever."
--Samuel Wordsworth, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers

Review(s) from previous edition:

"This systematic and balanced account of international law, written with great clarity and conciseness, is both approachable and authoritative. It is evident that each sentence carries the weight of much learning, and that the language has been well indexed and well structured; the book is a delight to use." --Vaughan Lowe, Chichele Professor of Public International Law, Oxford

"The book gives an excellent introduction to the field of international law, written by one of the leading scholars. I strongly recommend it for background reading to our students because of its precise language style and because it covers the key issues of international law in a comprehensive but still readable manner. Furthermore it gives our German students the possibility to access international law from a more international perspective."
--Clemens Richter, Institute of International Law, Germany

"The overall verdict that this is a very impressive work, wide-ranging in scope and nuanced in content, just as one would expect from its eminent author... The combination in Crawford's Brownlie of the traditional structure with modern developments in theory and practice is a success, delivering what seems to be at the moment the best single-author English-language international law textbook. It is highly recommended, both as a student text and as a persuasive authority for the practice of international law." -Martins Paparinskis, International and Comparative Law Quarterly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199699698
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
888
Sales rank:
588,813
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

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