Law Among Nations

An Introduction to Public International Law

Author: Gerhard von Glahn,James Larry Taulbee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315534126

Category: Law

Page: 628

View: 9766

Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases. This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. The book has been updated in light of the continuing revolution in communication technology, the dense web of linkages between countries that involve individuals and bodies both formal and informal; and covers important and controversial areas such as human rights, the environment, and issues associated with the use of force. Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law. New to the Eleventh Edition Added or expanded coverage of timely issues in international law: Drones and their use in the air and in space Immigration Islamic views of international law Inviolability and the difference between diplomatic immunity and sovereignty, in light of the Benghazi attack Thoroughly rewritten chapters in areas of great change: International criminal law Just war and war crime law New cases, statutes, and treaties on many subjects

Law Among Nations

An Introduction to Public International Law

Author: Gerhard Von Glahn

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205189946

Category: Law

Page: 734

View: 8687

This book is a revised edition which cites major changes that have been made in the coverage of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, international criminal law, the law of the sea, United Nations peacekeeping activities, as well as of military occupation in view of recent events in the Middle East.

Justice among Nations

Author: Stephen C. Neff

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674726545

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 5994

Justice among Nations tells the story of the rise of international law and how it has been formulated, debated, contested, and put into practice from ancient times to the present. Stephen Neff avoids technical jargon as he surveys doctrines from natural law to feminism, and practice from the Warring States of China to the international criminal courts of today. Ancient China produced the first rudimentary set of doctrines. But the cornerstone of international law was laid by the Romans, in the form of universal natural law. However, as medieval European states encountered non-Christian peoples from East Asia to the New World, new legal quandaries arose, and by the seventeenth century the first modern theories of international law were devised.New challenges in the nineteenth century encompassed nationalism, free trade, imperialism, international organizations, and arbitration. Innovative doctrines included liberalism, the nationality school, and solidarism. The twentieth century witnessed the League of Nations and a World Court, but also the rise of socialist and fascist states and the advent of the Cold War. Yet the collapse of the Soviet Union brought little respite. As Neff makes clear, further threats to the rule of law today come from environmental pressures, genocide, and terrorism.

Law Among Nations, An Introduction to Public International Law

Law, International law

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467240966

Category: Education

Page: 58

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Law Among Nations, An Introduction to Public International Law. In this book, you will learn topics such as Sources of the Law, Treaties and International Agreements, International Legal Process, and The Relationship Between International and Municipal Law plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Power of Legitimacy Among Nations

Author: Thomas M. Franck

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195061780

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 2343

This study unravels the mystery of why nations perceive international law as legitimate and comply with the rules.

Brierly's Law of Nations

An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations

Author: James Leslie Brierly,Andrew Clapham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657939

Category: Law

Page: 518

View: 2158

Work first published in 1928 under the title: Law of nations.

Working papers on the rule of law among nations

Author: American Bar Association. Special Committee on World Peace Through Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International law

Page: 170

View: 7584

The Law of Nations

Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Powers

Author: Emer de Vattel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International law

Page: 563

View: 3672

Dynamics Among Nations

The Evolution of Legitimacy and Development in Modern States

Author: Hilton L. Root

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 7409

Liberal internationalism has been the West's foreign policy agenda since the Cold War, and the West has long occupied the top rung of a hierarchical system. In this book, Hilton Root argues that international relations, like other complex ecosystems, exists in a constantly shifting landscape, in which hierarchical structures are giving way to systems of networked interdependence, changing every facet of global interaction. Accordingly, policymakers will need a new way to understand the process of change. Root suggests that the science of complex systems offers an analytical framework to explain the unforeseen development failures, governance trends, and alliance shifts in today's global political economy. Root examines both the networked systems that make up modern states and the larger, interdependent landscapes they share. Using systems analysis -- in which institutional change and economic development are understood as self-organizing complexities -- he offers an alternative view of institutional resilience and persistence. From this perspective, Root considers the divergence of East and West; the emergence of the European state, its contrast with the rise of China, and the network properties of their respective innovation systems; the trajectory of democracy in developing regions; and the systemic impact of China on the liberal world order. Complexity science, Root argues, will not explain historical change processes with algorithmic precision, but it may offer explanations that match the messy richness of those processes.

Conflict Among Nations

Bargaining, Decision Making, and System Structure in International Crises

Author: Glenn Herald Snyder,Paul Diesing

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400871182

Category: Law

Page: 596

View: 8938

How do nations act in a crisis? This book seeks to answer that question both theoretically and historically. It tests and synthesizes theories of political behavior by comparing them with the historical record. The authors apply theories of bargaining, game theory, information processing, decision-making, and international systems to case histories of sixteen crises that occurred during a seventy-five year period. The result is a revision and integration of diverse concepts and the development of a new empirical theory of international conflict. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

International Law Stories

Author: John E. Noyes,Laura A. Dickinson,Mark W. Janis

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599410869

Category: Law

Page: 442

View: 7008

This new Law Stories title sets the most significant international law cases in their social, political, and historical context. It showcases thirteen essays by leading international law experts. The essays, written in an accessible form, are organized in three groupings: stories about the development of international human rights law, stories about the use of international law in the U.S. legal system, and stories about international law's impact on interstate politics and the global economy. Experienced international law scholars, teachers, and practitioners will discover valuable new insights, and readers new to international law will find that the book quickly immerses them in the core controversies and most significant developments in the field.

The United Nations in the 21st Century

Author: Karen A. Mingst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973934

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 5804

The United Nations in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the United Nations, exploring the historical, institutional, and theoretical foundations of the UN. This popular text for courses on international organizations and international relations also discusses the political complexities facing the organization today.Thoroughly revised throughout, the fifth edition focuses on major trends since 2012, including changing power dynamics, increasing threats to peace and security, and the growing challenges of climate change and sustainability. It examines the proliferating public-private partnerships involving the UN and the debates over reforming the Security Council and the Secretary-General selection process. This edition also includes new case studies on peacekeeping and the use of force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali, transnational terrorism and the emergence of ISIS, the Security Council's failure to act in Syria, the Syrian and global refugee/migrant crisis, and the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals and framing of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Domestic Law Goes Global

Legal Traditions and International Courts

Author: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,Emilia Justyna Powell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139501194

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1538

International courts have proliferated in the international system, with over one hundred judicial or quasi-judicial bodies in existence today. This book develops a rational legal design theory of international adjudication in order to explain the variation in state support for international courts. Initial negotiators of new courts, 'originators', design international courts in ways that are politically and legally optimal. States joining existing international courts, 'joiners', look to the legal rules and procedures to assess the courts' ability to be capable, fair and unbiased. The authors demonstrate that the characteristics of civil law, common law and Islamic law influence states' acceptance of the jurisdiction of international courts, the durability of states' commitments to international courts, and the design of states' commitments to the courts. Furthermore, states strike cooperative agreements most effectively in the shadow of an international court that operates according to familiar legal principles and rules.

Blessed Among Nations

How the World Made America

Author: Eric Rauchway

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809030477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 337

A cautionary history of globalization by the author of Murdering McKinley identifies what the author believes to be the negative influence of globalization on America, citing the period between the Civil War and the Great Depression as a reminder of the consequences of similar capital and labor circumstances. Reprint.

Socializing States

Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Author: Ryan Goodman,Derek Jinks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199301018

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 516

The role of international law in global politics is as poorly understood as it is important. But how can the international legal regime encourage states to respect human rights? Given that international law lacks a centralized enforcement mechanism, it is not obvious how this law matters at all, and how it might change the behavior or preferences of state actors. In Socializing States, Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks contend that what is needed is a greater emphasis on the mechanisms of law's social influence--and the micro-processes that drive each mechanism. Such an emphasis would make clearer the micro-foundations of international law. This book argues for a greater specification and a more comprehensive inventory of how international law influences relevant actors to improve human rights conditions. Substantial empirical evidence suggests three conceptually distinct mechanisms whereby states and institutions might influence the behavior of other states: material inducement, persuasion, and what Goodman and Jinks call acculturation. The latter includes social and cognitive forces such as mimicry, status maximization, prestige, and identification. The book argues that (1) acculturation is a conceptually distinct, empirically documented social process through which state behavior is influenced; and (2) acculturation-based approaches might occasion a rethinking of fundamental regime design problems in human rights law. This exercise not only allows for reexamination of policy debates in human rights law; it also provides a conceptual framework for assessing the costs and benefits of various design principles. While acculturation is not necessarily the most important or most desirable approach to promoting human rights, a better understanding of all three mechanisms is a necessary first step in the development of an integrated theory of international law's influence. Socializing States provides the critical framework to improve our understanding of how norms operate in international society, and thereby improve the capacity of global and domestic institutions to build cultures of human rights,

Politics Among Nations

Author: David Clinton,Kenneth Thompson,Hans Morgenthau

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072895391

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

View: 6887

Hans Morgenthau's classic text established realism as the fundamental way of thinking about international relations. Although it has had its critics, the fact that it continues to be the most long lived text for courses in international relations attests to its enduring value. Someone has said the study of international relations has for half a century been nothing so much as a dialogue between Morgenthau, those who embrace his approach, and those who turn elsewhere for enlightenment. After 50 years, the dialogue between Morgenthau and scholars from around the world continues more or less as in the past something with more intensity even in an "age of terror." The new edition preserves intact Morgenthau's original work while adding a 40 page introduction by the editors who explore its relevance for a new era. What follows the introduction are the perspectives of a dozen statesmen, scholars, and observers each offering insights on Morgenthau's concepts and ideas as they relate to current crises on every continent. They bring up to date the dialogue that began in 1948.

International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa

Author: Gbenga Oduntan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135039550

Category: Law

Page: 410

View: 3511

Africa has experienced a number of territorial disputes over land and maritime boundaries, due in part to its colonial and post-colonial history. This book explores the legal, political, and historical nature of disputes over territory in the African continent, and critiques the content and application of contemporary International law to the resolution of African territorial and border disputes. Drawing on central concepts of public international law such as sovereignty and jurisdiction, and socio-political concepts such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationality and self-determination, this book interrogates the intimate connection that peoples and nations have to territory and the severe disputes these may lead to. Gbenga Oduntan identifies the major principles of law at play in relation to territorial, and boundary disputes, and argues that the predominant use of foreign based adjudicatory mechanisms in attempting to deal with African boundary disputes alienates those institutions and mechanisms from African people and can contribute to the recurrence of conflicts and disputes in and among African territories. He suggests that the understanding and application of multidisciplinary dispute resolution mechanisms and strategies can allow for a more holistic and effective treatment of boundary disputes. As an in depth study into the legal, socio-political and anthropological mechanisms involved in the understanding of territorial boundaries, and a unique synthesis of an African jurisprudence of international boundaries law, this book will be of great use and interest to students, researchers, and practitioners in African and Public International Law, International Relations, and decision-makers in need of better understanding the settlement of disputes over territorial boundaries in both Africa and the wider world.

The Law of Nations

Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns

Author: Emer de Vattel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: War (International law)

Page: 500

View: 8671

Brothers Among Nations

The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660

Author: Cynthia J. Van Zandt

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195181247

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 5148

This work represents an effort to show how central Native Americans were to the European colonial project by demonstrating that the formation of alliances was the only way for the nascent colonies to succeed.