The Role of Law in International Politics: Essays in International Relations and International Law

Paperback | April 1, 2001

EditorMichael Byers

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This important book contains original essays by eighteen of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of international relations and international law. Together they address the highly topical question of the role that international law plays in international politics at the turn of thecentury. Both theoretical and political in its scope, The Role of Law in International Relations examines the character of international rules and norms, the way in which they develop, and how they affect political decision-making in a variety of contexts including international peace and security,international economic relations, international human rights, international development, and the environment.A truly interdisciplinary work under the editorship of Michael Byers, it will be of interest to all teachers, students, and practitioners of international law and politics as well as many non-specialists who are rapidly developing an interest in this highly topical field.

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This important book contains original essays by eighteen of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of international relations and international law. Together they address the highly topical question of the role that international law plays in international politics at the turn of thecentury. Both theoretical and political in it...

Michael Byers is Associate Professor of Law at Duke University

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:April 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199244022

ISBN - 13:9780199244027

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Table of Contents

1. Sir Arthur Watts KCMG QC: The Importance of International Law2. Martti Koskenniemi: Carl Schmitt, Hans Morgenthau, and the Image of Law in International Relations3. Friedrich V. Kratochwil: How Do Norms Matter?4. Philip Allott: The Concept of International Law5. Stephen J. Toope: Emerging Patterns of Governance and International Law6. Eyal Benvenisti: Domestic Politics and International Resources: What Role for International Law?7. Christine Chinkin: Human Rights and the Politics of Representation: Is There a Role for International Law?8. Makau wa Mutua: Politics and Human Rights: An Essential Symbiosis9. Anne- Marie Slaughter: Governing the Global Economy through Government Networks10. Vaughan Lowe: The Politics of Law-Making: Are the Method and Character of Norm Creation Changing?11. Edward Kwakwa: Regulating the International Economy: What Role for the State?12. Brigitte Stern: How to Regulate Globalization?13. Marc Perrin de Brichambaut: The Role of the United Nations Security Council in the International Legal System14. Vera Gowlland-Debbas: The Functions of the United Nations Security Council in the International Legal System15. Georg Nolte: The Limits of the Security Council's Powers and its Functions in the International Legal System: Some ReflectionsAndrew Hurrell: Conclusion: International Law and the Changing Constitution of International SocietyIndex

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`the quality of the individual contributions ... serve to whet the appetite for IR approaches to international law ... It is hoped that the essays in this volume will encourage informed dialogue between scholars.'Robert Cryer Modern Law Review November 2000