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Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account
     

Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account

by Jutta Brunnee, Stephen J. Toope
 

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ISBN-10: 0521880653

ISBN-13: 9780521880657

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

It has never been more important to understand how international law enables and constrains international politics. By drawing together the legal theory of Lon Fuller and the insights of constructivist international relations scholars, this book articulates a pragmatic view of how international obligation is created and maintained. First, legal norms can only arise

Overview

It has never been more important to understand how international law enables and constrains international politics. By drawing together the legal theory of Lon Fuller and the insights of constructivist international relations scholars, this book articulates a pragmatic view of how international obligation is created and maintained. First, legal norms can only arise in the context of social norms based on shared understandings. Second, internal features of law, or 'criteria of legality', are crucial to law's ability to promote adherence, to inspire 'fidelity'. Third, legal norms are built, maintained or destroyed through a continuing practice of legality. Through case studies of the climate-change regime, the anti-torture norm, and the prohibition on the use of force, it is shown that these three elements produce a distinctive legal legitimacy and a sense of commitment among those to whom law is addressed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521880657
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #67
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An interactional theory of international legal obligation; 2. Shared understandings: making and unmaking international law; 3. Interactional law and compliance: law's hidden power; 4. Climate change: building a global legal regime; 5. Torture: undermining normative ambition; 6. The use of force: normative ebb and flow; Conclusion.

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