The Limits of International Law / Edition 1

The Limits of International Law / Edition 1

by Jack L. Goldsmith, Eric A. Posner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195314174

ISBN-13: 9780195314175

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this book, Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner argue that international law does matter but that it is less powerful and less significant than public officials, legal experts, and the media believe. International law, they contend, is simply a product of states pursuing their interests on the international stage. It does not pull states toward compliance contrary…  See more details below

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In this book, Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner argue that international law does matter but that it is less powerful and less significant than public officials, legal experts, and the media believe. International law, they contend, is simply a product of states pursuing their interests on the international stage. It does not pull states toward compliance contrary to their interests, and the possibilities for what it can achieve are limited. It follows that many global problems are simply unsolvable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195314175
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
396,226
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Customary international law
1A theory of customary international law23
2Case studies45
Pt. 2Treaties
3A theory of international agreements83
4Human rights107
5International trade135
Pt. 3Rhetoric, morality, and international law
6A theory of international rhetoric167
7International law and moral obligation185
8Liberal democracy and cosmopolitan duty205

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