Legal Rules and International Society

Overview

This book provides an interdisciplinary examination of international law by addressing four critical questions: How are international legal rules distinctive? How does an investigator determine the existence of a rule of international law? Does international law really matter in international politics? and What effect could the changing nature of international relations have on international law? Using Constructivist theory, Arend argues that international law can alter the identity of states, and, consequently, ...

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Overview

This book provides an interdisciplinary examination of international law by addressing four critical questions: How are international legal rules distinctive? How does an investigator determine the existence of a rule of international law? Does international law really matter in international politics? and What effect could the changing nature of international relations have on international law? Using Constructivist theory, Arend argues that international law can alter the identity of states, and, consequently, have a profound impact on state behavior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195127102
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/9/1999
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Clark Arend is Associate Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University. He has written and edited several books, including International Rules: Approaches from International Law and International Relations (with Robert J. Beck and Robert van der Lugt, Oxford, 1996).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 The Variety of International Rules 13
2 The Creation of International Legal Rules 41
3 A Methodology for Determining an International Legal Rule 67
4 Legal Rules and International Politics 111
5 The Future of the International Legal System 165
6 Legal Rules and International Society 189
Index 199
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