This 2007 volume is intended to help readers understand the relationship between international law and international relations (IL/IR). As a testament to this dynamic area of inquiry, new research on IL/IR is now being published in a growing list of traditional law reviews and disciplinary journals. The excerpted articles in this volume, all of which were first published in International Organization, represent some of the most important research since serious social science scholarship began in this area more than twenty five years ago. They are important milestones toward making IL/IR a central concern of scholarly research in international affairs. The contributions cover some of the main topics of international affairs to provide readers with a range of theoretical perspectives, concepts, and heuristics that can be used to analyze the relationship between international law and international relations.
Part I. International Regimes Theory: Does Law Matter?: 1. Structural causes and regime consequences: regime as intervening variables (1982) Stephen D. Krasner; 2. The demand for international regimes (1982) Robert O. Keohane; Part II. Commitment and Compliance: 3. Democratic states and commitments in international relations (1996) Kurt Taylor Gaubatz; 4. On compliance (1993) Abram Chayes and Antonia Handler Chayes; 5. Is the good news about compliance good news about cooperation (1996) George Downs, David M. Rocke and Peter Barsoom; Part III. Legalization and its Limits: 6. The concept of legalization (2000) Kenneth Abbot, Robert O. Keohane, Andrew Moravcsik, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Duncan Snidal; 7. Legalized dispute resolution: interstate and transnational (2000) Robert O. Keohane, Andrew Moravcsik and Anne-Marie Slaughter; 8. Legalization, trade liberalization and domestic politics: a cautionary note (2000) Judith Goldstein and Lisa L. Martin; 9. Comment on 'legalization and world politics' (2001) Martha Finnemore and Stephen J. Toope; Part IV. International Law and International Norms: 10. Quasi-states, dual regimes and neoclassical theory: international jurisprudence and the third world (1987) Robert H. Jackson; 11. Which norms matter? revisiting the 'failure' of internationalism (1997) Jeffrey W. Legro; 12. The territorial integrity norm: international boundaries and the use of force (2001) Mark Zacher; Part V. Treaty Design and Dynamics: 13. Why are some international agreements informal? (1991) Charles Lipson; 14. The politics of dispute settlement design: explaining legalism in regional trade pacts (2000) James McCall Smith; 15. Loosening the ties that bind: a learning model of agreement flexibility (2001) Barbara Koremenos; 16. Driving with the rearview mirror: on the rational science of institutional design (2001) Alexander Wendt; 17. The dynamics of international law: the interaction of normative and operating systems (2003) Paul F. Diehl, Charlotte Ku and Daniel Zamora; Part VI. Law and Legal Institutions: 18. Europe before the court: a political theory of legal integration (1993) Anne-Marie Slaughter and Walter Mattli; 19. The European Court of Justice, national governments, and legal integration in the European Union (1998) Geoffrey Garrett, R. Daniel Kelemen and Heiner Schultz; Part VII. Other Substantive Areas of International Law; i. Security: 20. Scraps of paper? Agreements and the durability of peace (2003) Virginia Page Fortna; ii. Trade: 21. In the shadow of law or power? Consensus-based bargaining and outcomes in the GATT/WTO (2002) Richard H. Steinberg; iii. Money: 22. The legalization of international monetary affairs (2000) Beth Simmons; iv. War crimes: 23. Constructing an atrocities regime: the politics of war crimes tribunals (2001) Christopher Rudolph; v. Human rights: 24. The origins of human rights regimes: democratic delegation in postwar Europe (2000) Andrew Moravcsik; vi. Environment: 25. Regime design matters: international oil pollution and treaty compliance (1994) Ronald B. Mitchell; vii. Intellectual property: 26. The regime complex for plant genetic resources (2004) Kal Raustiala and David G. Victor.