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International Law and International Relations : Themes in International Relations : 2nd Edition - David Armstrong

International Law and International Relations

Themes in International Relations : 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 28th February 2012
ISBN: 9781107648241
Number Of Pages: 364

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In this fully updated and revised edition, the authors explore the evolution, nature and function of international law in world politics and situate international law in its historical and political context. They propose three interdisciplinary 'lenses' (realist, liberal and constructivist) through which to view the role of international law in world politics and suggest that the concept of an international society provides the overall context within which international legal developments occur. These theoretical perspectives offer different ways of looking at international law in terms of what it is, how it works and how it changes. Topics covered include the use of force, international crimes, human rights, international trade and the environment. The new edition also contains more material on non-western perspectives, international institutions and non-state actors and a new bibliography. Each chapter features discussion questions and guides to further reading.

About the Author

David Armstrong is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Buckingham and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Exeter University. Theo Farrell is Professor of War in the Modern World at King's College London. Helene Lambert is Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster.

List of tablesp. viii
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The foundations
The nature of international lawp. 9
The evolution of international lawp. 38
Three lenses: realism, liberalism and constructivismp. 74
The law in world politics
Use of forcep. 125
Human rightsp. 163
International crimesp. 193
International tradep. 238
The environmentp. 270
Law and power in an evolving world orderp. 299
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9781107648241
ISBN-10: 1107648246
Series: Themes in International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 28th February 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.608
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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