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 international politics? 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.
Arend provides a clear, informative work on the role of legal rules in international society, and one hopes that his ideas will indeed spark the kind of useful interdisciplinary scholarship that he imagines.--Yale Journal of International Law "Arend provides a clear, informative work on the role of legal rules in international society, and one hopes that his ideas will indeed spark the kind of useful interdisciplinary scholarship that he imagines."--Yale Journal of International Law "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 two disciplines 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
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.28