Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution / Edition 2

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This is a new edition of the author's "classic" book, long since out of print. Published originally in 1972 it rapidly established itself as the leading work dealing with mysteries of the US constitutional system as it affects US foreign relations. The new edition has been reconceived, reorganized and completely updated, but in essence it remains a succinct and highly readable account of a subject which is important not only in the US, but throughout the world.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Henkin comes as close to providing understanding as an honest expert can."--The New York Times Book Review

"Henkin's book is extremely important for our time."--Choice

"In lucidity, comprehensiveness, thoroughness, it offers rich resources to us all."--American Political Science Review

"A wise and graceful book."--Harvard Law Review

"First rate scholarship and first rate writing....I applaud Henkin's masterful work. One of the great values of the book is that it speaks not just to the present, but to future generations, Henkin's articulate elaboration of where we are as we approach the twenty-first century, and his suggestions as to where we can improve, make this book a great contribution to the discussion of foreign affairs and the Constitution for ages to come."--American Journal of International Law

"...a careful and measured analysis of the constitutional law of foreign affairs."--Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

"Elegant, graceful, and lucid, the book sets a standard for legal scholarship that is almost unmatched by current writers"--Michigan Law Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198260981
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/2/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Lexile: 1680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Henkin is University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University

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Table of Contents

Table of Abbreviations
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Treaties, International Instruments
Introduction 1
Ch. I The Constitutional Authority of the Federal Government 13
Ch. II The President 31
Ch. III The Congress 63
Ch. IV Separation of Powers: Competition, Conflict, and Cooperation 83
Ch. V The Courts in Foreign Affairs 131
Ch. VI The Abiding Significance of Federalism: the States and Foreign Affairs 149
Ch. VII Treaties, the Treaty Power, and Executive Agreements 175
Ch. VIII International Law and International Organizations: Constitutional Issues 231
Ch. IX Individual Rights and Foreign Affairs 283
Ch. X An Eighteenth Century Constitution for the Twenty-First Century 313
Endnotes 325
Appendix The Constitution of the United States 555
Index 573
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