New Approaches to International Law

Author: José María Beneyto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9067048798
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This volume offers a unique reflection on the historic and contemporary influence of the New Approaches to International Law (NAIL) movement within the context of Europe and America. In particular, the contributions focus on the intellectual product of NAIL's founder, David Kennedy, in relation to three legal streams: human rights, legal history, and the law of war. On the one hand, the volume is valuable reading for a broad audience interested in the current challenges facing global governance, and how critical studies might contribute to innovative intellectual and practice-oriented developments in international law. On the other hand, stemming from a 2010 seminar in Madrid that brought together scholars to discuss David Kennedy's scholarship over the last three decades, the contributions here are a testament to the community and ideas of the NAIL tradition. The volume includes scholars from a wide field of legal interests and backgrounds.

Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law

Author: Christine Schwöbel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929209
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Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently experienced a significant surge in scholarship and public debate; individual criminal accountability is now firmly entrenched in both international law and the international consciousness as a necessary mechanism of responsibility. Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction shifts the debate towards that which has so far been missing from the mainstream discussion: the possible injustices, exclusions, and biases of International Criminal Law. This collection of essays is the first dedicated to the topic of critical approaches to international criminal law. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of international criminal law, international law, international legal theory, criminal law, and criminology.

The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law

Author: Anne Orford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191005568
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the major thinkers, concepts, approaches, and debates that have shaped contemporary international legal theory. The Handbook features 48 original essays by leading international scholars from a wide range of traditions, nationalities, and perspectives, reflecting the richness and diversity of this dynamic field. The collection explores key questions and debates in international legal theory, offers new intellectual histories for the discipline, and provides fresh interpretations of significant historical figures, texts, and theoretical approaches. It provides a much-needed map of the field of international legal theory, and a guide to the main themes and debates that have driven theoretical work in international law. The Handbook will be an indispensable reference work for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to gain an overview of current theoretical debates about the nature, function, foundations, and future role of international law.

International Law and World Order

Author: B. S. Chimni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108210287
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In International Law and World Order, B. S. Chimni articulates an integrated Marxist approach to international law (IMAIL), combining the insights of Marxism, socialist feminism, and postcolonial theory. The book uses IMAIL to systematically and critically examine the most influential contemporary theories of international law, including new, feminist, realist, and policy-oriented approaches. In doing so, it discusses a range of themes relating to the history, structure, and process of international law. The book also considers crucial world order issues and problems that the international legal process has to contend with, including the welfare of weak groups and nations, the ecological crisis, and the role of human rights. This extensively revised second edition provides an invaluable, in-depth and updated review of the key literature and scholarship within this field of study. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international law, international relations, international politics, and global studies.

Intimations of Global Law

Author: Neil Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316195708
Format: PDF
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A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, and in revived notions of ius gentium and the global rule of law. It is also visible in the legal pursuit of functionally differentiated global public goods, general conflict rules, norms of 'legal pluralism' and new legal hybrids such as the global law of peace and humanity law. The coming of global law affects how law manifests itself in a global age and alters the shape of our legal-ethical horizons. Global law presents a diverse, unsettled and sometimes conflicted legal category, and one which challenges our very understanding of the rudiments of legal authority.

Russian Approaches to International Law

Author: Lauri Mälksoo
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019103469X
Format: PDF
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This book addresses a simple question: how do Russians understand international law? Is it the same understanding as in the West or is it in some ways different and if so, why? It answers these questions by drawing on from three different yet closely interconnected perspectives: history, theory, and recent state practice. The work uses comparative international law as starting point and argues that in order to understand post-Soviet Russia's state and scholarly approaches to international law, one should take into account the history of ideas in Russia. To an extent, Russian understandings of international law differ from what is considered the mainstream in the West. One specific feature of this book is that it goes inside the language of international law as it is spoken and discussed in post-Soviet Russia, especially the scholarly literature in the Russian language, and relates this literature to the history of international law as discipline in Russia. Recent state practice such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia's record in the UN Security Council, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, prominent cases in investor-state arbitration, and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union are laid out and discussed in the context of increasingly popular 'civilizational' ideas, the claim that Russia is a unique civilization and therefore not part of the West. The implications of this claim for the future of international law, its universality, and regionalism are discussed.

A New Approach to International Commercial Contracts

Author: Michael Joachim Bonell
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The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, published in 1994 after years of intensive study by a special Working Group composed of representatives of all the major legal systems of the world, already encounter an extraordinary success in practice. In this volume twenty-one leading experts from all over the world examine the UNIDROIT Principles from the perspective of their respective countries, focusing, among others, on the similarities and differences between the UNIDROIT Principles and domestic law, and the use of the UNIDROIT Principles in actual practice (contract negotiation, arbitration proceedings, model for law reform projects, etc.). These national reports are critically analysed in the General Report by Professor M.J. Bonell, Chairman of the Working Group for the preparation of the UNIDROIT Principles.

Foundations of World Order

Author: Francis Anthony Boyle
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822323648
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One volume of multi-volume history of international law.

Th ories critiques et droit international

Author: Rémi Bachand
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2802738747
Format: PDF
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Au sein de la francophonie, le champ du droit international semble offrir beaucoup plus de résistance au développement d’un espace critique que dans le monde anglophone. Sauf exceptions, la critique francophone semble souvent s’y résumer à quelques chercheurs remettant en question le rôle du droit international dans la pérennisation des structures de domination, et d’autres, qui ont intégré la critique post-positiviste et poststructuraliste du droit international, mais qui peinent à faire une critique radicale de ses effets sur les structures de pouvoir politiques, économiques et culturelles. Plus important encore, ces voix dissidentes restent marginales et ont un impact limité sur les pratiques institutionnelles. Ce livre cherche à rompre avec cette situation en rassemblant des contributions d’une dizaine de jeunes auteurs œuvrant de près ou de loin dans le droit international et qui s’interrogent sur les fondements d’une théorie critique dans ce champ. En plus de contributions proposant des analyses critiques à différentes problématiques propres au droit international, ce livre offre des réflexions ce qu’est une théorie critique, sur les fondements historiques, épistémologiques et méthodologiques de celle-ci, ainsi que sur les stratégies à adopter pour en assurer la diffusion à l’intérieur de la francophonie.

From Empire to Community

Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466889136
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Whether one favors the U.S. global projection of force or is horrified by it, the question stands - where do we go from here? What ought to be the new global architecture? Amitai Etzioni follows a third way, drawing on both neoconservative and liberal ideas, in this bold new look at international relations. He argues that a "clash of civilizations" can be avoided and that the new world order need not look like America. Eastern values, including spirituality and moderate Islam, have a legitimate place in the evolving global public philosophy. Nation-states, Etzioni argues, can no longer attend to rising transnational problems, from SARS to trade in sex slaves to cybercrime. Global civil society does help, but without some kind of global authority, transnational problems will overwhelm us. The building blocks of this new order can be found in the war against terrorism, multilateral attempts at deproliferation, humanitarian interventions and new supranational institutions (e.g., the governance of the Internet). Basic safety, human rights, and global social issues, such as environmental protection, are best solved cooperatively, and Etzioni explores ways of creating global authorities robust enough to handle these issues as he outlines the journey from "empire to community."