The Politics of International Law

Author: Martti Koskenniemi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316557

Category: Law

Page: 388

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Today international law is everywhere. Wars are fought and opposed in its name. It is invoked to claim rights and to challenge them, to indict or support political leaders, to distribute resources and to expand or limit the powers of domestic and international institutions. International law is part of the way political (and economic) power is used, critiqued, and sometimes limited. Despite its claim for neutrality and impartiality, it is implicit in what is just, as well as what is unjust in the world. To understand its operation requires shedding its ideological spell and examining it with a cold eye. Who are its winners, and who are its losers? How - if at all - can it be used to make a better or a less unjust world? In this collection of essays Professor Martti Koskenniemi, a well-known practitioner and a leading theorist and historian of international law, examines the recent debates on humanitarian intervention, collective security, protection of human rights and the 'fight against impunity' and reflects on the use of the professional techniques of international law to intervene politically. The essays both illustrate and expand his influential theory of the role of international law in international politics. The book is prefaced with an introduction by Professor Emmanuelle Jouannet (Sorbonne Law School), which locates the texts in the overall thought and work of Martti Koskenniemi.
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The Politics of International Law

Author: Christian Reus-Smit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546713

Category: Law

Page: 324

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This volume advances a new perspective on the politics of international law, illustrated through case studies.
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Research Handbook on the Politics of International Law

Author: Wayne Sandholtz,Christopher A. Whytock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783473983

Category:

Page: 608

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What is the relationship between politics and international law? Inspired by comparative politics and socio-legal studies, this Research Handbook develops a novel framework for comparative analysis of politics and international law at different stages of governance and in different governance systems. It applies the framework in a wide range of fields—from human rights and environmental standards, to cyber conflict and intellectual property—to show how the relationship between politics and international law varies depending on the sites where it unfolds.
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Between Peril and Promise

The Politics of International Law

Author: J. Martin Rochester

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483301613

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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In this concise introduction to international law, students gain a clear appreciation for how politics shapes the development of international law, and how international law shapes political relations between states. Throughout the book, Rochester takes this complex subject and makes it accessible with his vibrant, easy-to-read prose.
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Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati
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The Politics of International Law and Compliance

Serbia, Croatia and The Hague Tribunal

Author: Nikolas Rajkovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136632778

Category: LAW

Page: 232

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Leading the debate on the domestic effect of the growing influence of international adjudication, this invaluable text examines Serbia and Croatia’s erratic record of compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Since the demise of the Milosevic and Tudjman regimes, Serbian and Croatian governments have been inconsistent in cooperating with the ICTY, despite the conditions of EU membership and US financial incentives. This study reconstructs events before, during and after extradition to build up a picture of the complex politics involved in ICTY relations, and provides a conceptual framework to study compliance in international relations and law. Through this analysis, a historical tracing of varied factors of political influence and a conceptualization of compliance is provided, resulting in a rich interdisciplinary work embracing political science, international relations and social theory. By scrutinizing the social meanings and political practices which become attached to prescribed norms in compliance processes, this book provides a highly-relevant insight into contemporary meanings of ‘compliance’. Politics of International Law and Compliance will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, international relations and international law, and European politics.
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Denken und Problemlösen

Eine Einführung in menschliches Denken und Lernen

Author: R.E. Mayer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540093251

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

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Das vorliegende Buch wendet sich an jeden, den es interes siert, wie Menschen denken und Problem e lösen. Es stelIt die wichtigsten Ansätze, Methoden und Forschungsergebnisse der erst 75 lahre alten Psychologie des Denkens dar und will eine systematische Übersicht über unser heutiges Grundwissen vom menschlichen Denken bieten, anstatt sich auf einen ein zigen Gesichtspunkt zu konzentrieren. Moderne Theorien fin den sich hier ebenso wie grundlegende Erkenntnisse über de duktives Denken, Konzeptlernen, Stadien des Problemlösens, Aufgabenlösen und andere Aspekte. Diese Einflihrung in die Psychologie des Denkens setzt keine Vorkenntnisse voraus. Sie eignet sich fiir Kurse in kog nitiver Psychologie, Lernen und Gedächtnis und soll ver wendbar sein in Bereichen, in denen Problemlösen wichtig ist, etwa Unterricht, Wirtschaft, Mathematik. SchlieBlich richtet sie sich auch an den Leser, den ganz allgemein interessiert, was Psychologen über das Denken wissen. Viele Kollegen und Studenten von mir haben das Fehlen eines Lehrbuchs über die "höheren" Aspekte des Denkens und Lernens beklagt. Vorhandene Werke neigten entweder dazu, Forschungsergebnisse zu einem bestimmten Problem zusammenzufassen - etwa der Klassiker von Bruner, Good now und Austin, A Study of Thinking (1956) - oder eine Rei he von Aufgaben um eine einzige spezifische Theorie zu grup pieren - etwa Newell und Simons eindrucksvolles Buch Hu man Problem Solving (1972). Oft fehlte Büchern fiir Lehrer und andere, die problemlösendes Denken vermitteln wollen, jeder Bezug zur psychologischen Literatur - etwa Polyas schmalem Klassiker How to Solve It (1957).
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Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law

Author: Surabhi Ranganathan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194736

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Treaty conflicts are not merely the contingent or inadvertent by-products of the increasing juridification of international relations. In several instances, states have deliberately created treaty conflicts in order to catalyse changes in multilateral regimes. Surabhi Ranganathan uses such conflicts as context to explore the role of international law, in legal thought and practice. Her examinations of the International Law Commission's work on treaties and of various scholars' proposals on institutional action, offer a fresh view of 'mainstream' legal thought. They locate, in a variety of writings, a common faith in international legal discourse, built on liberal and constructivist assumptions. Ranganathan's three rich studies of treaty conflict, relating to the areas of seabed mining, the International Criminal Court, and nuclear governance, furnish a textured account of the specific forms and practices that constitute such a legal discourse and permit a grounded understanding of the interactions that shape international law.
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The Politics of International Economic Law

Author: Tomer Broude,Marc L. Busch,Amelia Porges

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499122

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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How do politics and international economic law interact with each other? Financial crises and shifts in global economic patterns have refocused our attention on how the fingerprints of the 'visible hand' can be seen all over the institutions that underpin the rules of globalization. From trade and investment to finance, governments are under pressure to enforce, resist and rewrite international economic law. Lawyers have seldom given enough attention to the influence of politics on law, whereas political scientists have had an on-again, off-again fascination with how the law influences relations among states. This book leads the way toward filling this interdisciplinary gap, through a series of important studies written by leaders in the field on specific problems in international economic relations. The book demonstrates a variety of ways in which the international political-economic nexus may be researched and understood.
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The UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority

Author: Bruce Cronin,Ian Hurd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113597358X

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Observes how the growth of the political authority of the Council challenges the basic idea that states have legal autonomy over their domestic affairs. The individual essays survey the implications that flow from these developments in the crucial policy areas of: terrorism; economic sanctions; the prosecution of war crimes; human rights; humanitarian intervention; and the use of force. In each of these areas, the evidence shows a complex and fluid relation between state sovereignty, the power of the United Nations, and the politics of international legitimation. Demonstrating how world politics has come to accommodate the contradictory institutions of international authority and international anarchy, this book makes an important contribution to how we understand and study international organizations and international law. Written by leading experts in the field, this volume will be of strong interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations, international law and global governance.
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Regime-Kollisionen

zur Fragmentierung des globalen Rechts

Author: Andreas Fischer-Lescano,Gunther Teubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518294031

Category: Conflict of laws

Page: 230

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International Law and the Politics of Urban Air Operations

Author: Matthew C. Waxman

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780833028167

Category: History

Page: 80

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Urban environments pose enormous difficulties for those planning and conducting military operations within the boundaries of international law and self-imposed political constraints. To help the Air Force develop concepts of operation to conduct joint urban military operations effectively and at lower risk to U.S. forces, this report examines the legal and political context within which urban air operations would take place.
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Die unterste Milliarde

Warum die ärmsten Länder scheitern und was man dagegen tun kann

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641204941

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.
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Common law

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428121519

Category: Common law

Page: 423

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The Politics of Legal Regimes of Nuclear Energy in the Aspect of International Security

Author: Besfort T. Rrecaj

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905459

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

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This book represents a comprehensive contemporary view of the current, hot, and controversial issues revolving around nuclear energy. It involves issues of international/national security where realpolitik, in terms of power politics, remain key features in State relations. States, through international law and cooperation, managed to put in place a nuclear energy management regime with the Non-Proliferation Treaty as its main pillar. The book analyzes the role of international law in this highly sensitive issue, with referral to specific cases of proliferation and the current standings in the control of nuclear energy. (Series: International Law and International Relations / Volkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen - Vol. 9) [Subject: International Affairs, Security Studies, Politics, Energy Studies, International Law]
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Palestine and International Law

Essays on Politics and Economics

Author: Sanford R. Silverburg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786411917

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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This collection of thirteen essays explains and analyzes the conflict between the Government of Israel and the Palestine Authority over the granting of sovereignty to Palestinians from the point of view of international law. The dispute--emotional, so far intractable, often violent--is of global, not merely Middle Eastern concern. The essays cover two general topics: the political nature of the conflict and the economic issues. The collection includes eight respected contributions previously published and five newly written essays. The contributors represent a range of political alignments and differing perspectives, providing the widest possible scope for understanding the issues and beliefs relating to the conflict. Includes an up-to-date bibliography; fully indexed.
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The Politics of Justifying Force

The Suez Crisis, the Iraq War, and International Law

Author: Charlotte Peevers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019151053X

Category: Law

Page: 320

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What are the politics involved in a government justifying its use of military force abroad? What is the role of international law in that discourse? How and why is international law crucial to this process? And what role does the media have in mediating the interaction of international law and politics? This book provides a fresh and engaging answer to these questions. It introduces different actors to the study of international law in this context, in particular highlighting the importance of institutional actors and the role of the media. It takes a theoretical approach, informed by detailed empirical analysis of key case studies, which challenges the traditional distinction between the spheres of 'the international' and 'the domestic' in global affairs, and the role of international law in the making of public policy. The book specifically critiques the idea of the 'politics of justification', which argues that deploying international legal norms to justify governmental decisions resulting in the use of force necessarily constrains government actions, and leads to fewer instances of military intervention. The politics of justification, on this account, can be seen as a progressive practice, through which international law can become embedded in domestic societies. The book investigates the actors engaged in this justification, and the institutional contexts within which legal justification is articulated, interpreted, and contested. It provides a rich, detailed account of domestic British discourse in the crucial case studies of the Suez Crisis of 1956 and the Iraq War of 2003, making extensive use of archival material, newspaper and television reporting, Parliamentary debates, polling data, personal memoirs, and the declassified material provided to several Public Inquiries, including the Chilcot Inquiry. In light of these sources, it considers the concept of international law as a language and form of communication rather than a set of abstract norms. It argues that a detailed understanding of how that language is deployed, both in private and in public, is essential to gaining a deeper understanding of the role of international law in domestic politics. This book will be illuminating reading for scholars and students the use of force in international law, historians, and media theorists.
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Sovereign Rules and the Politics of International Economic Law

Author: Marc Froese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351115561

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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How ought scholars and students to approach the rapidly expanding and highly multidisciplinary study of international economic law? Academics in the field of international political economy used to take for granted that they worked with the overarching concepts of rules and governance, while legal scholars analyzed treaties and doctrines. However, over the past twenty years formerly disparate fields of study have converged in a complex terrain, where academic researchers and governmental policy analysts use a pluralistic set of theoretical and methodological tools to study the ongoing development of international economic law. This volume argues that the extensive development of international economic law makes it impossible to discuss international political economy and international law as if they were mutually exclusive processes, or even as if they were separate and mutually reinforcing. Rather, we must think of them as a deeply interconnected set of rapidly evolving activities. This is a paradigm shift in which we cease to think about an international system in which politics and law interact, and begin to think about an international system in which politics take place in a legal frame. Froese terms this a shift from politics and law, to the politics of international economic law. This book does for political economy what others have already done for law – introduces political scientists, economists, and other practitioners of IPE, to the potential of engaging with legal theory and method; it will be of great interest to scholars in a range of areas including IPE, global governance, IR and international law.
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