International law and politics

an African perspective
  • 348 Pages
  • 1.84 MB
  • English
Bolabay Publications , Lagos, Nigeria
International law -- Africa., Law -- Political aspects -- Af
StatementAkin Oyebode
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 348 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19797631M
ISBN 109783172743

-Robert O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University "This is a very powerful study of the impact of international law and the evolution of an international human rights regime. As Simmons notes, the development of such a regime has been a major change in world politics since World War by: Praise for the previous editions: This is a superb treatment of the subject matter.

(Choice) Writing an easily accessible but still comprehensive text on the role of international law in current world politics is not easy, yet it is exactly what Shirley Scott has accomplished with this excellent introductory book.4/5(1).

This book is a good read for anyone interested in international politics, or how the world works (both theory and application).The Law of Nations deals largely with political philosophy and international relations, and has been said to have modernized the entire theory and practice of international law.

Welcome to the home of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP).This student-run publication is devoted to commentary on contemporary issues in international and comparative law. JILP features articles on international legal topics by leading scholars and practitioners, as well as notes, case comments, and book annotations written by Journal members.

The Politics of International Law ism of diplomats or the speculative Utopias of an academic elite. If only the Rule of Law can be fortified to exclude these contrasting distortions, then at least the jurist's part in the construction of a just world order has been adequately executed.

The Limits of International Law Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner. In this book, Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner argue that international law matters, but that it is less powerful and less significant than public officials, legal experts, and the media believe.

Concise and engagingly written, the book is core reading for courses on international organizations, international law and politics, and global governance. Unlike other textbooks in the field, it takes readers behind the scenes of the world's most important international institutions to explore their legal authority and the political.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW AND POLITICS DR. MIRO CERAR* ABSTRACT: This article examines some basic characteristics of the relationship between national and international law and politics.

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The law functions in relation to politics in three basic aspects, namely as a goal, a means, or an by: 4. Politics and law appear deeply entwined in contemporary international relations.

Yet existing perspectives struggle to understand the complex interplay between these aspects of international life.

In this path-breaking volume, a group of leading international relations scholars and legal theorists advance a new constructivist perspective on the politics of international law.5/5(1).

This 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 the century.

Both theoretical and political in its scope, it examines the character of international rules and norms. Founded in with the aid of a Ford Foundation Grant, the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics features articles on international legal topics by leading scholars and practitioners, as well as notes, case comments, and book annotations written by Journal members.

JILP readers include students, scholars, practitioners. Product filter button Description Contents Resources Courses About the Authors Mobilising International Law for 'Global Justice' provides new insights into the dynamics between politics and international law and the roles played by state and civic actors in pursuing human rights, development, security and justice through mobilising international law at local and Pages: International law, also known as public international law and law of nations, is the set of rules, norms, and standards generally accepted in relations between nations.

It establishes normative guidelines and a common conceptual framework to guide states across a broad range of domains, including war, diplomacy, trade, and human rights.

International Criminal Law presents a full and systematic overview of the field, placing it in the context of wider international law. It offers a high-level, analytical examination with particular reference to the concept of an international crime and the role of domestic courts in prosecuting international crimes.

Power politics is a book by International Relations scholar Martin Wight, first published in as a page Wight added twelve further chapters.

Other works of Wight's were added by his former students, Hedley Bull and Carsten Holbraad, and a combined volume was published insix years after Wight's book provides an overview of. International Law, Politics and Inhumane Weapons: The Effectiveness of Global Landmine Regimes (Law, Conflict and International Relations) Learn about membership options, or view our freely available titles.

Synopsis This book contributes to contemporary debates on the effectiveness of international humanitarian law (IHL) in regulating or Author: Alan Bryden.

"The New Terrain of International Lawprovides the most sophisticated account of how 'new style' international courts alter politics by reducing the monopoly power of governments to determine what the law requires.

If you can read only one book on how international courts affect the politics of international law, this is the one to read. International law has effects in international relations, and the politics of international relations often determines the ability of states to make international law and to comply with international This volume defines the relationship between the analytical tools of international law and international politics, and integrates these tools.

Download International Law in World Politics An Introduction 2nd edition PDF Online. ] LAW, POLITICS, AND THE CONCEPTION OF THE STATE rather uncontroversial. The public voted in a referendum for severance of its federation with Serbia, which was already tenuous at best.

The for-mer entity of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (“S.F.R. Yugo-slavia”) was already in a process of dissolution, and this step was. Law is also the means by which government itself is structured, regulated and controlled.

It is no surprise, then, that law is an important prize in the political struggle and that law shapes how politics is conducted. The scholarly study of law and politics is a growing and diverse field. International law, the body of legal rules, norms, and standards that apply between sovereign states and other entities that are legally recognized as international actors.

The term was coined by the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham (–). Learn more.

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And this book takes that remarkable achievement to a new level. As a result, this is the rare text occupied with international law that is likely to be legible by — indeed, exhilarating to — outsiders to the field, elsewhere in the legal academy and beyond.

Unique in its breadth of coverage, this carefully designed collection presents the key documents of international law at the global collection encompasses the full spectrum of central issues, with the documents grouped in eight subject areas: foundations, the use of force, arms control, international crime, human rights, humanitarian law, the environment, and the global.

Focused on five prominent scholars of international law, and casting light on the related institutions which frequently engaged them, the present book provides insight into chief currents of international law during the last decades of the twentieth.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction / Christian Reus-Smit --The politics of international law / Christian Reus-Smit --When states use armed force / Dino Kritsiotis --Soft law, hard politics, and the Climate Change Treaty / Robyn Eckersley --Emerging customary norms.

This book is designed to be a ‘Day 0' introduction to International Relations. As a beginner's guide, it has been structured to condense the most important information into the smallest space and present that information in the most accessible way.

The chapters offer a broad sweep of the basic components of International Relations and the key contemporaryissues that concern the 4/5(12).

This essay reviews Ian Hurd’s International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice. International law and international relations scholars are increasingly interested in the variation in the structures and powers of international organizations, as well as how that variation affects state decisions to comply with international law.

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Hurd’s book offers a nuanced overview of the relationship Author: Timothy L. Meyer. international law in world politics cannot be appreciated unless one has a basic understanding as to how the system of international law functions. In-ternational law operates within the political milieu but international law is to some extent distinct from that political system.

The Journal of Law & Politics. An entirely student-run publication at the University of Virginia School of Law, the Journal of Law and Politics was founded in under the guidance of Justice Antonin Scalia to provide a forum through which to analyze, discuss and debate the role of law in the political process and the role of politics in the legal system.

Book Review, International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice by Ian Hurd American Journal of International Law, Vol.No. 2, pp.UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. Author: Timothy L Meyer.International politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives, which means that our BA in International Politics and Law will open up opportunities in all areas of this diverse and dynamic field, from public service, and international relations to regional organisations, NGOs, diplomacy, the media, and everything in between.ADVERTISEMENTS: International Politics is concerned with relations and interactions among nations.

It has been identified and named differently by various scholars. Some prefer to use the name International Relations, where as several others prefer to call it International Politics.

Some of other popular names used for this discipline are World Politics, World Affairs, International .