The Dynamics of International Law by Paul F. DiehlThe Dynamics of International Law by Paul F. Diehl

The Dynamics of International Law

byPaul F. Diehl, Charlotte Ku

Paperback | February 15, 2010

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Paul F. Diehl and Charlotte Ku's new framework for international law divides it into operating and normative systems. The authors provide a theory of how these two systems interact, which explains how changes in one system precipitate changes and create capacity in the other. A punctuated equilibrium theory of system evolution, drawn from studies of biology and public policy studies, provides the basis for delineating the conditions for change and helps explain a pattern of international legal change that is often infrequent and sub-optimal, but still influential.
Title:The Dynamics of International LawFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:214 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521121477

ISBN - 13:9780521121477


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A new framework for analysis and a model for legal change; 3. The influence of normative change on the operating system; 4. Extra-systemic adaptations to systemic imbalance; 5. The influence of the operating system on normative change; 6. Implications and future directions.