The Cambridge Companion to International Law / Edition 1by James Crawford
Pub. Date: 01/31/2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This intellectually rigorous introduction to international law encourages readers to engage with multiple aspects of the topic: as 'law' directing and shaping its subjects; as a technique for governing the world of states and beyond statehood; and as a framework within which several critical and constructivist projects are articulated. The articles situate… See more details below
This intellectually rigorous introduction to international law encourages readers to engage with multiple aspects of the topic: as 'law' directing and shaping its subjects; as a technique for governing the world of states and beyond statehood; and as a framework within which several critical and constructivist projects are articulated. The articles situate international law in its historical and ideological context and examine core concepts such as sovereignty, jurisdiction and the state. Attention is also given to its operation within international institutions and in dispute settlement, and a separate section is devoted to international law's 'projects': protecting human rights, eradicating poverty, the conservation of resources, the regulation of international trade and investment and the establishment of international order. The diverse group of contributors draws from disciplinary orientations ranging from positivism to postmodernism to ensure that this book is informed theoretically and politically, as well as grounded in practice.
Table of Contents
Introduction James Crawford and Martti Koskenniemi; Part I. The Contexts of International Law: 1. International law in diplomatic history Gerry Simpson; 2. International law in the world of ideas Martti Koskenniemi; 3. International law as law Frédéric Mégret; Part II. International Law and the State: 4. Statehood: territory, people, government Karen Knop; 5. Sovereignty as a legal value James Crawford; 6. Exercise and limits of jurisdiction Bruno Simma and Andreas Müller; 7. Lawfare and warfare David Kennedy; Part III. Techniques and Arenas: 8. Law-making and sources Hilary Charlesworth; 9. International courts: uneven judicialisation in global order Benedict Kingsbury; 10. International institutions Jan Klabbers; 11. International law and the relativities of enforcement Dino Kritsiotis; Part IV. Projects of International Law: 12. Constituting order Anne Orford; 13. Legitimating the international rule of law B. S. Chimni; 14. Human rights in disastrous times Susan Marks; 15. Justifying justice Sarah Nouwen; 16. Regulating trade, investment and money Hélène Ruiz Fabri; 17. Divided against itself: aspiration and reality of international law Thomas Pogge; 18. Conserving the world's resources? Sundhya Pahuja; Guide to electronic sources of international law Lesley Dingle.
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