Legal Rules and International Society

Paperback | September 1, 1999

byAnthony Clark Arend

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This book provides an interdisciplinary examination of international law by addressing four critical questions: How are international legal rules distinctive? How does an investigator determine the existence of a rule of international law? Does international law really matter in internationalpolitics? and What effect could the changing nature of international relations have on international law? Using Constructivist theory, Arend argues that international law can alter the identity of states, and, consequently, have a profound impact on state behavior.

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This book provides an interdisciplinary examination of international law by addressing four critical questions: How are international legal rules distinctive? How does an investigator determine the existence of a rule of international law? Does international law really matter in internationalpolitics? and What effect could the changing...

Anthony Clark Arend is Associate Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University. He has written and edited several books, including International Rules: Approaches from International Law and International Relations (with Robert J. Beck and Robert van der Lugt, Oxford, 1996).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.59 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195127110

ISBN - 13:9780195127119

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Introduction1. The Variety of International Rules2. The International Legal Rule-Creating Process3. A Methodology for Determining an International Legal Rule4. Legal Rules and International Politics5. The Future of the International Legal System6. Legal Rules and International SocietyNotesIndex

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"After reading this excellent and intellectually highly stimulating study, one can only conclude that the hopes expressed by Arend in his last sentence have been fulfilled, that his work indeed serves as a very useful step in the direction of promoting the collaboration between the twodisciplines of international law and international relations theory. His book is, thus, highly recommended to scholars and students of both disciplines alike."--German Yearbook of International Law