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International Law and International Relations

2nd Edition

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Part of Themes in International Relations

  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107011069

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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.

    • Clear and accessible introduction which makes international law understandable to students of international relations and law
    • New edition is fully updated and contains new material on international crime, non-western perspectives, the role of international institutions and other non-state actors, and 'English School' theory
    • Brings leading theories together with key events (the Iraq War, the Libyan intervention, the creation of the International Criminal Court) to show the impact of law on world politics
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107011069
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Part I. The Foundations:
    1. The nature of international law
    2. The evolution of international law
    3. Three lenses: realism, liberalism and constructivism
    Part II. The Law in World Politics:
    4. Use of force
    5. Human rights
    6. International crimes
    7. International trade
    8. The environment
    Part III. Conclusions:
    9. Law and power in an evolving world order.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • International Business Law
    • International Development
    • International Law I
    • International Law and World Order
    • International Law/Organization
    • International Organizations and Law
    • Intro to IR or International Humanitarianism
    • Introduciton to International Relations
    • Introduction to International Law
    • Political Philosophy ll
    • Selected Topics in International Law and Organizations
    • Sociology of International Law and Relations
    • The International System
  • Authors

    David Armstrong, University of Buckingham
    David Armstrong is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Buckingham and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Exeter University.

    Theo Farrell, King's College London
    Theo Farrell is Professor of War in the Modern World at King's College London.

    Hélène Lambert, University of Westminster
    Hélène Lambert is Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster.

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