International Law and International Relations

International Law and International Relations

by David Armstrong, Theo Farrell, Helene Lambert
     
 

ISBN-10: 052184410X

ISBN-13: 9780521844109

Pub. Date: 09/24/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this fully updated and revised edition, the authors explore the evolution, nature and function of international law in world politics and situate international law in its historical and political context. They propose three interdisciplinary 'lenses' (realist, liberal and constructivist) through which to view the role of international law in world politics and

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In this fully updated and revised edition, the authors explore the evolution, nature and function of international law in world politics and situate international law in its historical and political context. They propose three interdisciplinary 'lenses' (realist, liberal and constructivist) through which to view the role of international law in world politics and suggest that the concept of an international society provides the overall context within which international legal developments occur. These theoretical perspectives offer different ways of looking at international law in terms of what it is, how it works and how it changes. Topics covered include the use of force, international crimes, human rights, international trade and the environment. The new edition also contains more material on non-western perspectives, international institutions and non-state actors and a new bibliography. Each chapter features discussion questions and guides to further reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521844109
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Series:
Themes in International Relations Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Introduction; Part I. The Foundations: 1. The nature of international law; 2. The evolution of international law; 3. Three lenses: realism, liberalism and constructivism; Part II. The Law in World Politics: 4. Use of force; 5. Human rights; 6. International crimes; 7. International trade; 8. The environment; Part III. Conclusions: 9. Law and power in an evolving world order.

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