International Relations Theory and International Law

A Critical Approach

Author: Adriana Sinclair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491830

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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International law is playing an increasingly important role in international politics. However, international relations theorists have thus far failed to conceptualise adequately the role that law plays in politics. Instead, IR theorists have tended to operate with a limited conception of law. An understanding of jurisprudence and legal methodology is a crucial step towards achieving a better account of international law in IR theory. But many of the flaws in IR's idea of law stem also from the theoretical foundations of constructivism - the school of thought which engages most frequently with law. In this book, Adriana Sinclair rehabilitates IR theory's understanding of law, using cases studies from American, English and international law to critically examine contemporary constructivist approaches to IR and show how a gap in their understanding of law has led to inadequate theorisation.

International law and international relations

bridging theory and practice

Author: Thomas J. Biersteker,Social Science Research Council (U.S.)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415400763

Category: Law

Page: 313

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This unique volume examines the opportunities for, and initiates work in, interdisciplinary research between the fields of international law and international relations;disciplines that have engaged little with one another since the Second World War.Written by leading experts in the fields of international law and international relations, it argues that such interdisciplinary research is central to the creation of a knowledge base among IR scholars and lawyers for the effective analysis and governance of macro and micro phenomena.International law is at the heart of international relations, but due to challenges of codification and enforceability, its apparent impact has been predominantly limited to commercial and civil arrangements. International lawyers have been saying for years that 'law matters' in international affairs and now current events are proving them right.International Law and International Relations makes a powerful contribution to the theory and practice of global security by initiating a research agenda, building an empirical base and offering a multidisciplinary approach that provides concrete answers to real-world problems of governance.This book will be of great interest to all students of international law, international relations and governance.

The Onset of Global Governance

International Relations Theory and the International Criminal Court

Author: Eric K. Leonard

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754645313

Category: Law

Page: 241

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Assessing the formation process of the International Criminal Court (ICC), this study provides a fuller and richer understanding of this institution. It does so by adopting three analytical approaches: neoliberal institutionalism, regime theory and global governance. Examining the implications of the ICC, the volume draws conclusions about the changing nature of world politics in terms of conflict management, authority, governance and actor relevance. It is highly suitable for courses and research in humanitarian and international law, international relations theory, globalization, global governance and regime formation.

International Law and International Relations

An International Organization Reader

Author: Beth A. Simmons,Richard H. Steinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946261X

Category: Political Science

Page: 737

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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.

A Social Theory of International Law

International Relations As a Complex System

Author: Kazuko Hirose

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041121585

Category: Law

Page: 316

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There has long been an advocacy for the sociology of international law, and yet it has never been constructed so systematically and axiomatically as in this book. Based on vital terms such as 'action' and 'system, ' this book has conducted an investigation into the 'auspices' or the fundamental international sociological conditions over which international law is built, and accordingly, into how international law can control global relations. The significance of this work lies in its aim of showing by the application of a consistent logic, how complex observed phenomena can be explained and understood on the basis of certain shared fundamental perceptions drawn from common experience. By asking how a state acts in a complex system that consists of at least two subsystems having different goals and different logics, two specific issues are discussed: (1) The relationship between domestic and international law, namely, that between Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan and the UN Charter (especially the provisions for a collective security system as mentioned in chapter VII), (2) The relationship between international law and international politics, namely, the relationship between the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons and the logic of nuclear deterrence.

International Law in a Multipolar World

Author: Matthew Happold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136631585

Category: Law

Page: 352

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"Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, international law has sought to configure itself as a universal system. And yet, despite the best efforts of international institutions, scholars and others to assert the universal application of international law, its relevance and applicability has been influenced, if not directed, by political power. Over the past decade, discourse has tended to focus on the implications for international law of a unipolar world, characterised by US hegemony. However, that the international system may now be experiencing a tendency towards multipolarity, with various sites of power able to exert a telling influence on international relations and international law. Recent events such as Russia's excursion into Georgia, the breakdown of the Doha round of trade negotiations, the USA's questionable actions in the War on Terror, the prominence of emerging nuclear powers, China's assertions of its own interests on a global scale, and the rise of regional trading blocs, all pose significant questions for international law and the international legal order. International Law in a Multipolar World features contributions from a range of contributors including Nigel White, Michael Schmitt, Richard Burchill, Alexander Orakhelashvili and Christian Pippan, addressing some of the questions that multipolarity poses for the international legal system. The contributions to the volume explore issues including the use of force, governance, sovereign equality, regionalism and the relevance of the United Nations in a multipolar world, considering the overarching theme of the relationship between power and law"--

International Rules

Approaches from International Law and International Relations

Author: Robert J. Beck

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195085396

Category: Law

Page: 310

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This anthology brings together selections representative of the principal approaches to international legal theory. The volume is arranged according to the various theoretical concepts, and includes works from prominent authors like Hugo Grotius, H.L.A. Hart, Robert O. Keohane, StephenKrasner, David Kennedy, Cristine Chinkin, and Hilary Charlesworth. The introductory notes to each chapter include definitions of key terms, fundamental assumptions, and a survey of the objectives of the particular theoretical approach. The book concludes with an appraisal of the present status ofinternational legal theory in international law and political science.

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

Author: B. A. Roberson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452245

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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A critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on and relation to the development of the international relations theory. A critical look is taken at the intellectual development of key members of the English School. The concept of the School itself and the place of the School's theory in contemporary international relations approaches are examined.

The Politics of International Law

Author: Christian Reus-Smit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546713

Category: Law

Page: 324

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This volume advances a new perspective on the politics of international law, illustrated through case studies.

International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis

Author: Necati Polat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041552153X

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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International Relations, Meaning and Mimesis is an innovative assessment of the uses of theory in making sense of international politics, opening up new pathways to thinking about the basics of the study area. Insights drawn from an interdisciplinary corpus of critical scholarship are synthesized and brought to bear on key concepts such as sovereignty, the state, peace, law, justice, ethics, and supranationality. The mainstream characteristically dismisses the narrativity that accompanies these concepts as derivative, tending to treat meaning attributable to them as static. The work shows how problematic this disdain of mimesis (exchange, reproduction, imitation) is and how this mindset effectively incapacitates conventional theorizing in both predicting phenomena and providing a normative vision. Integrating the study of international politics into debates in the wider academia over meaning and mimesis, this ambitious work is fluent and accessible at the same time, with exceptional lucidity in presenting difficult philosophical notions. A series of radical positions advanced in the book on theory and methodology not only address and call to account the mainstream imagination on international politics but also outline the implications of this critique for a host of specific issue areas, including peace research, normative theories, international law, and European studies.

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

Power, Security, and Community

Author: Morten Kelstrup,Michael Charles Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214179

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Indhold: Introduction: integration and the politics of community in the New Europe by Morteh Kelstrup and Michael C. Williams; 1. Europe is not where it is supposed to be by R.B.J. Walker; 2. International theory and European integration by Steve Smith; 3. European communities in a neo-medieval global polity: the dilemmas of fairyland? by N.J. Rennger; 4. The art of war and the construction of peace: toward a virtual theory of international relations by James der Derian; 5. Sovereignty, anarchy and law in Europe: when legal norms turn into political facts by Marlene Wind; 6. Gendered communities: the ambiguuous attraction of Europe by Lene Hansen; 7. Contested community: migration and the question of the political in the EU by Jef Huysmans; 8. When two becom one: interneal and external securitisations in Europe by Didier Bigo; 9. The European Central Bank and the problem of authority by Randall D. Germain; 10. "And never the twain shall meet?" The EU's quest for legitimacy and enlargement by Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy; 11. The EU as a security actor: reflections from a pessimistic constructivist on post-sovereign security orders by Ole Wæver

International Law and International Relations

Author: J. Craig Barker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441107274

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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The disciplines of international law and international relations are inextricably linked. Both are concerned with the activities of states and with predicting how states behave and on what basis.For the international lawyer, however, the key concern is the role of the law. On the other hand, political scientists have traditionally regarded international law with skepticism, if not contempt. In recent years new approaches in both disciplines have seen moves towards greater interdisciplinary collaboration. Indeed, at the start of the twenty-first century, theorists from both disciplines are talking actively about the development of a dual agenda of international law and international relations. This means that students of international relations need increasingly to be familiar with the terminology and methodology of international law.This essential introductory text examines the key concepts in international law with a view to illuminating them in the context of international relations. The first part of the book provides coverage of theoretical issues, addressing questions such as: How does international law work? How is international law made? and To whom does international law apply? The second part examines international law in context, focusing on the role of treaties and customary international law, the role of individuals in international law and the legal control of the use of force. It also uses case-study material including an examination of the Pinochet litigation.

Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law

Author: Alexander Orakhelashvili

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857933086

Category: Law

Page: 560

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This pioneering Research Handbook with contributions from renowned experts, provides a comprehensive scholarly framework for analyzing the theory and history of international law. Given the multiplication of theoretical approaches over the last three decades, and attendant fragmentation of scholarly efforts, this edited collection presents a useful doctrinal platform that will help academics and students to see the theory and history of international law in its entirety, and to understand how interdependent various aspects of the theory and history of international law really are. Being the first comprehensive analysis of theory and history of international law, this unique book will be of great benefit to academics and students of international politics, ethics and philosophy.

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard Devetak,Jim George,Sarah Percy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316631559

Category: Political Science

Page: 620

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An Introduction to International Relations is a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics. Bringing together an expert author team comprising leading academics from Australia and around the world, it allows readers to explore the discipline from both Australian and global perspectives. Known for its clear, easy-to-read style and relevant, real-world examples, the text has been fully updated and revised to reflect current research and the changing global political climate. This edition features extensive new material on: international history from World War I to World War II; international law; the globalisation of international society; and terrorism. A companion website for instructors offers additional case studies, critical thinking questions and links to relevant video and web materials that bring international relations theory to life.

Law and Disciplinarity

Thinking Beyond Borders

Author: Robert J. Beck

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137316098

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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In the twenty-first century, traditional legal borders – both geographic and intellectual – have been increasingly contested. Many observers have questioned whether the long-held conceptions of sovereign state boundaries remain salient in a world of technology-accelerated transnational flows of people, capital, and information. Meanwhile, scholars across the social sciences and humanities have begun crossing disciplinary borders in unprecedented ways, co-opting new methodologies and engaging in meaningful and sustained dialogue about the meaning of law in its changing global context. These emerging movements prompt important questions: what are the nature and implications of shifting legal borders? What does the future hold for them? What role do new technologies play in this evolving story? Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking beyond Borders sets forth to answer these questions by way of distinguished scholars drawn from across a wide range of disciplines, including law, political science, international relations, and communications.

Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati

Foundations of International Law and Politics

Author: Oona Anne Hathaway,Harold Hongju Koh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587787256

Category: Law

Page: 393

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This title is a compilation of materials designed to bridge the gap between the disciplines of international law and international relations. It could be used as a companion to case books for a course in international law, as a reader in an advanced seminar in international law, or in a political science class on international relations of globalization.

Das Recht der Völker

Enthält: "Nochmals: Die Idee der öffentlichen Vernunft"

Author: John Rawls

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110898535

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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Welche Bedingungen lassen Völker gerecht und friedlich zusammenleben? Unter welchen Umständen sind Kriege gerechtfertigt? Welche Leitlinien müssen gegeben sein für Organisationen, die eine gerechte Gesellschaft von Völkern mit gleichen Rechten herzustellen vermögen? In acht Grundsätzen für eine gerechte internationale Ordnung entwickelt der amerikanische Philosoph John Rawls einen hypothetischen "Vertrag der Gesellschaft der Völker". Das jüngste Buch von John Rawls ist nach A Theory of Justice 1971, dt. 1975) und Political Liberalism (1993, dt. 1998) ein weiteres wichtiges Werk des bedeutenden amerikanischen Philosophen. Die Originalausgabe (The Law of Peoples, 1999) hat zu heftigen Kontroversen geführt.