Routledge Handbook of International Law [NOOK Book]


The Routledge Handbook of International Law provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of international politics and international law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a state of the art overview of the most significant areas within the field.

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The Routledge Handbook of International Law provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of international politics and international law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a state of the art overview of the most significant areas within the field.

This highly topical collection of specially commissioned papers from both established authorities and rising stars is split into four key sections:

  • The Nature of International Law including the interaction between the disciplines of International Law and International Relations

  • The Evolution of International Law progressing from the ancient world to present day.

  • Law and Power in International Society discussing topical issues such as the war in Iraq and the international criminal court

  • Key Issues in International Law including international refugee law, indigenous rights, intellectual property, trade and the challenges presented by "new terrorism".

A comprehensive survey of the state of the discipline, The Routledge Handbook of International Law is an essential work of reference for scholars and practitioners of international Law.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134113088
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 504
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Armstrong is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter. His research interests include the historical evolution of international legal norms and institutions. He is the author and co-author of a number of books, and was formerly editor of the Review of International Studies.

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Table of Contents

Author biographical sketches viii

Preface xiv

List of abbreviations xv

Legal cases xxii

Reports, legislation and treaties xxvi

Introduction David Armstrong 1

Section I The nature of international law 11

1 International law and international relations scholarship Robert J. Beck 13

2 International law and international community Andreas Paulus 44

3 Legal theory and international law Friedrich Kratochwil 55

4 Soft law Dinah Shelton 68

5 The practice of international law Anthony Carty 81

6 International law as a unitary system Anthony D'Amato 101

Section II Evolution of international law 113

7 International law in the ancient world David J. Bederman 115

8 The age of Grotius Edward Keene 126

9 The legacy of the nineteenth century Martti Koskenniemi 141

10 Latin American international law Liliana Obre`n 154

11 Religion and international law: an analytical survey of the relationship Mashood Baderin 165

12 The struggle for an international constitutional order Marc Weller 179

Section III Law and power in international society 195

13 Law and force in the twenty-first century Gerry Simpson 197

14 The nature of US engagement with international law: making sense of apparent inconsistencies Shirley Scott 210

15 The Iraq war and international law Wayne Sandholtz 222

16 The International Criminal Court Beth Simmons Allison Danner 239

Section IV Key issues in international law 247

17 Fidelity to constitutional democracy and to the rule of international law Allen Buchanan Russell Powell 249

18 International crimes William A. Schabas 268

19 Challenges of the "new terrorism" John F. Murphy 281

20 Law and legitimacy: the World TradeOrganization Amrita Narlikare 294

21 Attainments, eclipses and disciplinary renewal in international human rights law: a critical overview Obiora Chinedu Okafor 303

22 Colonial origins of intellectual property regimes in African states Ikechi Mgbeoji 316

23 Indigenous rights claims in international law: self-determination, culture and development Karen Engle 331

24 International refugee law: dominant and emerging approaches Hélène Lambert 344

25 Sustainable development in international law Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger 355

26 WTO law and sustainable development Markus W. Gehring 375

27 Looking ahead: international law's main challenge Andrea Bianchi 392

Bibliogoraphy 410

Index 452

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